Standard vs Bantam Chicken Coop Equivalent Spacing

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by philogirl, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. philogirl

    philogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2011
    I am wondering about chicken coop size and spacing. Most coop plans say how many standard chickens can be housed. Is the bantam equivalent 2 bantam for 1 standard chicken? So, a coop that will house 6 standard chickens will house 12 bantam. Am I correct? Or how should I gauge chicken spacing?

  2. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

    Feb 15, 2010
    So. Cal.
    Yes, that's what I've read too. If I had an 8 x 8 space, 64 sq. ft so 12 standards or 24 bantams I'd do 8-10 standards and 16-18 bantams. I like to give them a little more space than what's recommended. Makes keeping the coop clean easier and they just seem happier with that extra space.

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