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Yakmayar I would be inclined to get your coop set up before you get your chicks, they may be tiny but as one of us said here their dander is not good for you or the chicks. Why not get a dogs kennel and place it on a balcony or near the house where you can keep an eye on them. It really is not fair for them to be moved several times, that's what I think anyway. good luck.

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I took a modular playpen we had when kids were little. Formed into a rectangle. Covered most with chicken wire. Put a piece of 2 x 2 across the middle on top to stabilize and attach lamp and waterer. Added a small roost and the top of a plastic shelving unit for a lid. An old comforter was added on lamp end that we can adjust according to the temperature is outside. They are on my covered back porch. The open end is where I bungie the shelve top on as a lid.



Edited by TriciaAnne - 1/4/17 at 1:34pm
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Here it is with lid attached and comforter pulled up as temps will drop a bit tonight (we are in Florida).
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Love this!

 

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Come take a Peep at my blog to learn more about me and my flock: http://BackyardChickenLady.blogspot.com



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Thank you. It was actually easy to put together. And inexpesive because I recycled the baby pen. I am happy with how it turned out. 😊
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During the nighttime, my two 3-week-olds sleep inside in a big cardboard box. During the day, they like to be out in the grass in this brooder we made out of an old compost bin:

 

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They like it much better than the cardboard box, because of the grass and the sunlight and the little windows. Of course, this is without the lid on (you can see my little white roo Geronimo in the second pic getting ready to jump up). The cloth is there for taking a rest from the grass. Most days they don't need a heat lamp, unless it's nearing dusk and they're still out. Also, the fact that it's round keeps Una (the gray one) from getting stuck in a corner.

Currently have Buff Orpingtons, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, Black Australorps, Silkies and some barnyard mutts, along with a grumpy toy poodle mix and a cheeky little lovebird. 

 

Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem. -A.A. Milne

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Currently have Buff Orpingtons, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, Black Australorps, Silkies and some barnyard mutts, along with a grumpy toy poodle mix and a cheeky little lovebird. 

 

Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem. -A.A. Milne

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Just teasing. This was how I moved them around!

After they outgrew the bathtub brooder contraption. I got this pen for Christmas last year and it was repurposed. Easy to take them outside in this as well when they were tiny. And the doggy playpen let me keep an eye on them. Easily hosed off as well.

 

The small dog wants inside. And it let the dogs and chickens get comfortable with each other (and they are to this day) across time. Course the chickens are about as big as the dogs now. And the occasional nose-peck keeps the dogs in line should they show a bit too much interest.


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Overthinkers, UNITE!!

 

First Chickens 2/23/16; 3 Gold Laced Wyandottes and 3 Partridge Rocks named Ophelia, Maybellene, Caldonia, Nadine, Evangeline and Alberta!

 

Outlaw Brooder Heating Lamps!! Use Mama Heating Pad (MHP)!!

 

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Overthinkers, UNITE!!

 

First Chickens 2/23/16; 3 Gold Laced Wyandottes and 3 Partridge Rocks named Ophelia, Maybellene, Caldonia, Nadine, Evangeline and Alberta!

 

Outlaw Brooder Heating Lamps!! Use Mama Heating Pad (MHP)!!

 

Chicken Music: My playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1-Tb0ZMLqCI52B3Nbp6hKaMtcw5iN0EY

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