I have four happy laying hens. I also have a 4-month old pullet. She's too big for a kennel now, but the older ladies won't accept her yet. We got a 6x6 foot chain link pen for the young one (Sunny) and put it right up against the other run, so they can safely acclimate and get accquainted. I was able to get a large insulated dog house to keep Sunny warm in her pen, BUT I don't know what to do about her roost! Any suggestions would be helpful!
The dog kennel she's in is about 3 feet tall, and her current roost is aobut 18" off the floor, and she's very happy on it. I'll be elevating the dog house, with a ladder/plank up to it, but I'm wondering if she'll still use the roost if it's in the secluded part of the dog house.
Any thoughts? Experience? Having a single chicken in winter is hard!