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  1. Cabbage

    Cabbage In the Brooder

    Sep 16, 2007
    Northern New York
    I'm a newbie.

    I have 5 bantums. My coop is 4' x 8'. The outside part of the coop is 8' x 8'.

    Is this big enough?

    When you guys say "run", do you just mean the outside part of the coop?

  2. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Songster

    Aug 18, 2007
    Southeast Texas
    Should be plenty big enough for 5 bantams . Usually the run is outside the coup, or the coup is inside or attached to the run. Some tractors have both together in one unit.
  3. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    If I remember right, the recommended space for bantams is 2 1/2 - 3 sq. ft. for the coop & 5 sq. ft. for the run.

    Your coop has 32 sq. ft. (10 -12 bantams)
    Your run has 64 sq. ft. (12 bantams)

    You have plenty of room for your 5 Bantams. I personally like more than the recommended space. Makes happier birds.

    Yes, the run is outside the coop.


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