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Run size for 3 bantams

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cprice99, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. cprice99

    cprice99 New Egg

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    I have currently remodeled a 2 level wooden playhouse into a into a coop. The top level is completely enclosed with a roost, 2 windows that can be opened and closed, wood floor, nest boxes, and a small hole for a ramp to connect the levels. The bottom is enclosed with chicken wire and is a dirt floor. It is 30 sqft. Would the 30 sqft on the bottom be a big enough run for three bantams, or would I need more because I have space to build on a larger run. And if so how big should it be? I know there's no exact number for all this, but I'd like some different opinions.
     
  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    What I have read is 8 sq. feet per bantam is the rule of thumb. I've never had bantams but I suppose they are like any other chicken in that more is always better. I know they can fly so you'll want to be sure their run is covered.

    Hope that helps!
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'm not sure about the sizes for bantams but, please don't use flimsy chicken wire, or predators will pick up bantam sandwiches to go, use 1/2" hardware cloth instead.
     

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