Maidenpool Redo Appeal

About fishing hamlets along road to Wishpers they are included in plans of project Dyre Den wich bordering with Maidenpool at west.
Also I have one quotation from Fire and Blood about looks of Mooton's Castle
"
How the prince and his bastard girl spent their last night beneath
Lord Mooton’s roof is not recorded, but as dawn broke they appeared
together in the yard, and Prince Daemon helped Nettles saddle
Sheepstealer one last time. It was her custom to feed him each day
before she flew; dragons bend easier to their rider’s will when full. That
morning she fed him a black ram, the largest in all Maidenpool, slitting
the ram’s throat herself.
"
What implies that yard in Maidenpool castle is big enough to hold 2 dragons
 
The fact that a black ram is enough to make her dragon full (to me) implies that it isn't fully grown, possibly the size of a large elephant. So as long as the yard is large enough to hold about two large elephants, it should probably be fine.
 

WhereRmyDragons

Cersei's Left Bob
Sheepstealer was around 80 years old at the time of the war. But yeah, two dragon riders in the yard doesn't necessarily mean there were 2 big dragons in the yard at the same time. Nettles could've mounted her dragon first and then Daemon's dragon descended.
 
This was an interesting little deep dive into trying to determine the size of Sheepstealer.
Here is what canon tells us:
- Sheepstealer was about 80 years old at the time of the civil war.
- Sheepstealer was a wild dragon.
- Dragons allowed to roam free grow more rapidly than those in captivity, and are able to grow from cat-sized to having twenty foot wingspans within a year and a half (as in Drogon's case).
- Balerion was 200 years old when he could swallow an aurochs (basically, a cow) whole.

So what we want to do ideally is create a growth chart for dragons to figure out what size an 80 year old dragon would have been.

Using the below chart from Brunner et.al., Growth Patterns of birds, dinosaurs and reptiles: Are differences real or apparent? we can plot Sheepstealers age at 0.5 (for arguments sake, let's assume a 200 year old dragon is at 90% of its asymptotic mass) which gives us an expected mass at just over 0.5 of the asymptotic mass.

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All we need to do now is figure out a standard of mass and plot that against what we already know. To try and determine this the only information we can go off of is the age of 1.5 years and a wingspan of 20 feet.

To do this I went to the dinosaurs. The figures associated with the dinosaur Quetzalcoatlus northropi, a kind of pterosaur the size of a small airplane, might serve as an appropriate parallel to dragons. Witton and Habib in On the Size and Flight Diversity of Giant Pterosaurs, the Use of Birds as Pterosaur Analogues and Comments on Pterosaur Flightlessness estimate that an adult with a wingspan of 10-11m would weigh between 200-250kg.

Without knowing exactly how to scale down, we can say that a dragon with a 20ft wingspan (6m) would weigh between 125-175kg, or somewhere between the size of an adult gorilla or lion. Meaning that if we plot 150kg on the above chart at 1.5 years (0.01) and work our way up to 200 years (1.0) we get an asymptotic mass value of about 15,000kg, or about 2.5 times the size of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. The average cow has a body length of about 2.6m, and 2.5 times the size of a T-Rex jaw is about 3.5m long, more than large enough to swallow a cow, which fits Balerion's canon.

If we then take our 0.5 figure for Sheepstealers age, we can assume he was around 7,500kg at 80 years old, making him the size of a spinosaurus, or about yea big:
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To summarize:
Veggie, in block terms, assuming 1 block = 1 meter, you'd need a castle yard at least 15x15 blocks for an 80 year old dragon to move around freely in.

I'll admit this all went from quite academic at first to basically pseudo-science but it's the best I could do :D