Originally Posted by NYchickster
I am getting ready to put my 6 week old chicks in the coop as I don't have a separate pen for them and they are getting too stinky and messy for the brooder.
My question is ...... I plan to partition off part of the coop with chicken wire for them, and let them hang out there for a few weeks til they get bigger. But how high do I need to make the partition? My coop is about 8' tall. Do I need to go all the way to the ceiling? The chicken wire is 4' high but I am afraid they will fly over that. The current chicks in the coop are about 9-10 weeks old.
Thanks for any advice!
I'd go all the way up...
one or other of the groups will go over 4' pretty easily, whether they are really ready to meet or not
.....and they may not realize how to get back over.
What I did to make a temporary wall to split my 6 foot wide coop:
Stretch and attach the ends of CW between a couple 8 foot long 2x2's, accommodating the width of your coop.
Use Jclips to join the 2 lengths of CW where they meet lengthwise.
Couple of screws to attach 2x2's to coop walls.
BUT I have two people doors to enter either side of split coop....
.....also have 2' high thin plywood wall at bottom,
with mesh 'windows' and adjustable doors for smallers to go back and forth between main coop and their 'safe zone'.
Hope that makes sense.