My husband and I transformed an outdoor dog pen into a chicken coop. It has a concrete floor that was already in when we moved into our house, but we have lined it with soil and there are logs in there that our chicks just love climbing on.
We have only been leaving them outside during the day for the last 3 days because they are big and going crazy inside their brooder box during the day. They have been fine at night in their box and seem to know that it's bedtime. Except last night. I heard one chick going crazy. Went to check on them at 5 am when I woke up and found one chick flew out during the night and was all alone. Lol.
So now I'm brainstorming but don't want to think I'm crazy for the idea I have. So I have one of the plastic pet taxis, the XL Great Dane size. Could I pack it with straw and keep it in their outdoor coop and lock the chicks inside it during the night? And put an actual lock on it so raccoons couldn't get in no matter what? That way they can be outside all day, and just sleep in the box at night. I'm just worried they are too big for the brooder box and will start hurting one another at night in it or end up getting into something they shouldn't in our guest bedroom