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Can a medium size dog crate be used to house baby chicks until they are old enough to be outside ? Their current set up isn't working out and a friend has a crate we can use .
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As far as the size, it depends on how many chicks. Other than that, yes it is fine. If it is the wire type I recommend making a barrier around the base to keep bedding/chicks in better. I used pieces of cardboard.

Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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Awesome thank you so much . I am borrowing my friends medium size one . Do I need to lay anything on the floor ?
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Originally Posted by SunHwaKwon View Post

As far as the size, it depends on how many chicks. Other than that, yes it is fine. If it is the wire type I recommend making a barrier around the base to keep bedding/chicks in better. I used pieces of cardboard.
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I've got 8 in an xl crate. They will only be in it for about 2 weeks, then out to the outside grow out pen.
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^that is how I brooded my guineas. It worked very well for a couple weeks, but I had thirty so they quickly outgrew it.

Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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yes, you will need something on the floor, otherwise they will be slip sliding around.

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My first go with chicks so not a well experienced response... But we did an XL wire dog crate with plastic chicken wire around it and it has been great for the first 2 weeks!

1 patient man, his incredible son, 3 Dogs, 1 snake, and 26 chicks born April 27, 2016:

1 Red Rock Cross Cockerel
1 Columbian Rock Cockerel
8 Columbian Rock Pullets
8 Red Rock Cross Pullets
8 Red Sussex Pullets

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1 patient man, his incredible son, 3 Dogs, 1 snake, and 26 chicks born April 27, 2016:

1 Red Rock Cross Cockerel
1 Columbian Rock Cockerel
8 Columbian Rock Pullets
8 Red Rock Cross Pullets
8 Red Sussex Pullets

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