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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

    Mar 9, 2016
    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

    Dec 12, 2013

    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

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    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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