8 to 16 week Housing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BarredBuff, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you do for pullet housing? My first flock was 8 weels and they were put in the coop, and the Barred Rocks were moved in immediately with the RIRs. I am on a limited budget so the less money the better, PICTURES WANTED.
     
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  3. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would a dog kennel work with a house of some type in it?
     
  4. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    I use a 2 story rabbit hutch set inside my coop. I have moved the supplies out of the top half since this pic. I have ceramic heat lamps in the top and bottom. I move them out of the brooder in the house to the top half at about four weeks old. Then after a couple of weeks from the top to the bottom half. That way I can open their door and let them out to mingle for a short period at a time. After a few weeks in the bottom, they move into the coop.

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    Edited to say I bought this used on Craigslist for $80. They were asking $120 but they agreed to my price and they delivered it to my house! The netting is on the top to discourage roosting.
     
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  5. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would a dog kennel work with a tarp over one end of it? With roost poles?
     
  6. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

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    yes, you could use a dog kennel and place a box of some sort into it for a house. Depending on your outside temps of course.
     

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