Hello - Our 3 Blue Swedish came this morning. I have had chickens for a few years now, but want to make double sure I am doing ok by these little cuties. They are in a ex-large dog crate, I put mesh along the sides so they wont pop out.
On one end I put straw/hay then I put down sawdust towards the front.
I have a aluminum tray that has both a bowl of started, unmedicated, and a bowl/dish of water that has some feed in it.
The heat lamp is clamped to the inside 'roof' of the crate, When I had it hooked to the outside and pointing in they were shivering a bit so I moved it to the inside.
Good? Bad? Suggestions?
Oh they have Brutus the protector watching them :) He's our German Shepherd. He did the same thing when the chicks arrived.