I posted yesterday that I've got 2 BOs that have gone broody in the past 2 days (I have 4 BOs altogether). I can't believe the stench! It smells like I've got 40 chickens, 3 cows and a goat out there :-( I have no crates, and it's going to take me days to build a separate pen, and I've got no cash in the budget for buying wood and don't have enough scraps....but I came up with an idea this morning! Can someone tell me if this should work?
I have a bunch of metal stakes, the kind you use for snow fencing and such. I have plenty of extra vinyl (plastic?) hardware cloth. I thought I could just block off a small area with the stakes and hardware cloth and put some food and water in there in the run for the broodys, and let them back into the coop at dark.
Might this work? Also, I need to keep the 2 broodys separate from each other as well, right? So I need 2 pens?