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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dominiker, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. dominiker

    dominiker In the Brooder

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    How many more chickensor bantams can i fit in my coop and run,i have 92 square feet in my run and 48 square feet in the coop and i have 13 chickens no bantams.
     
  2. Lotsapaints

    Lotsapaints Songster

    Mar 17, 2010
    Paso Robles, CA
    Well I would say it's full at the Inn unless you let them out to free range...3 square feet in the coop and 10 square feet in the run per bird....If you want banties I would build them their own house
     
  3. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    recommended sq ft in a coop for each standard breed chicken is 4.. so 48 divided by 4= 12 chickens
    recommended sq ft in a run for each standard breed chicken is 10.. so 92 divided by 10= 9.2chickens
     
  4. JustDawn

    JustDawn Songster

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    ... A Final Frontier....

    UGH... sorry... I couldn't help myself.
     
  5. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

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    I've always read 2-3 sq ft for inside coop. Most chickens will not be on ground level for long even in winter (unless you add new pine shavings and DE) To me it is the amount of roosting space you have. I have read 9 inches per a bird on a roost. In colder winters the birds prefer to be closer. I have a coop that is 8 x 8 an have about 30 birds at the present there is no fighting pecking or any of that. I know alot of you will think this is too crowded but it really isn't that bad.
     
  6. dominiker

    dominiker In the Brooder

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    how much room does a bantam need
     
  7. NYREDS

    NYREDS Crowing

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    Quote:Actually it's THE final frontier [these are the voyages of the star ship Enterprise.....]
     

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