10/16/2010 We wanted to have our Main Coop finished before the babies showed but life has it's own agenda and it does not always work out the way we plan. So the first batch of babies arrived on 10-07-2010 and they needed a
place to live temporarily until we can get the Main Coop in full working order.
They started out in a cardboard box that I picked up from Walmart on re-stock night. It was just the right size to house 15 chicks with their water and feed. These are not the waterers that I wanted to have for them but both local feed stores were out of the smaller 1 gallon waterers so we are using the smaller snapware bowls.
Their bedding is out of Alfalfa Grass Hay with a 45 gallon trash bag underneath to catch any water, etc so that it does not ruin the box for continued use. We kept them in our guest bathroom for the first couple of days. We never use that bathroom other than for our hydroponics garden. It is nice and warm in there all of the time and the door has a lock to keep out VERY curious little boys that do not know they play too rough yet.
The first day I used paper towels over the top of the hay but they kept ripping it up to get to the hay so I removed it after the first day.