Originally Posted by holm25
Truck toppers!? I house a Welsummer roo and his breeding group in one of those over the winter. just raise it a off the ground with a closed base and it stay warmer than the coop!
I'm just not sure about the material I should use for walls. My first thought is cinder blocks, but it need a lot to be able to walk inside. I'm sure I'll come up with something around here...
Originally Posted by erlibrd
I was hoping that one of my older hens would go broody but a pullet has so I got 8 EE eggs and put under her today, she is small so they just barely fit! Hopefully all goes well 😍🐣
Originally Posted by I Love Layers
My 1/2 Great Pyrenees, 1/4 Border collie, 1/4 Aussie Shepard dog wanting to go for a ride after I got out😂
LOL! It's gotta be a border collie thing! Both of my border collie mixes would always jump in the car as soon as I'd open the door.
Originally Posted by mnbrewdude
Okay I need a little support here. Moved my 4 week old chicks into their coop tonight. Have a heat lamp double hooked set so there's an area about 70 degrees, which is what their brooder has been. I went and checked on then and they were on the opposite side of the coop eating and drinking. I'm sure they will huddle together some for warmth, but they are chickens and will survive, right??!
Someone tell me I'm not a terrible chicken owner! If they make it tonight fine, the next week plus will be a breeze!
They will continue to self regulate, as you've seen. I think they feather out sooner when they can self regulate like this. Just make sure that lamp is real secure. They'll trip on the cord, jump up and knock the light, even try to perch on it. I can't see the photo really clearly on my phone, so you may be just fine in that respect. The lamps always make me nervous, especially after a fire at the neighbors. I have to use them sometimes, too, just double and triple check that lamp and you'll be okay.