My husband has taken a painfully long time to build the coop. He did not realize he would be gone so much for his new job. It's like I'm a single parent (with a paycheck) now! So we have some 6 week old chicks, some 3 week old chicks and some 2 week old chicks in the dining room in a 6x4 brooder. The 6 week olds escape all the time and walk around the house. We keep the bedroom doors closed (they have carpet) and when they have an "accident", we just clean it up. They don't even want to be outside! We put them out there and they stare into the house and peep like crazy until we bring them back in. Ah!
Isn't that how it goes? After rushin to finish the first coop, I swore that next time we'd build the coop first and buy the chickens second. I did mention we have 14 more on the way with nowhere to live, right?