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Square footage for bantams?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by newchickenfamily, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi! How many square feet of coop space per bantam? I know it's around 4 for standards, but bantams? [​IMG]
     
  2. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    I think the minimum is half of what a standard would require, so 2 sq. ft. But bigger is always better!
     
  3. Bacchus

    Bacchus Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I agree... Bigger is always better in this case. I learned that from collecting wines, raising chickens, and everything else that I collect or raise... It's a madness, I tell ya! [​IMG]
     
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    2 sq ft per bird is average, like the other have had said, the more space they have the better. A good rule of thumb for bantams is they need half the space of a standard size chicken.
     
  5. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Boy, why didn't I think of that! Makes perfect sense that it would be half of a standard. Yes, bigger is always better, I have certainly learned that is a fact when it comes to chickens cause you NEED MORE! [​IMG]
     
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Quote:LOL you plan on 5 and end up with 25. Funny how that always happens.[​IMG]
     

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