Brooder too small? Coop not ready!

yolksonus

Chirping
Jan 27, 2015
103
12
68
Barrington NH
Hi all- we have 9 wyandottes Thad are five weeks old. They are currently in a brooder that measures just shy of 4x4x3. It looks like it is getting a bit tight in there. The coop is not going to be ready for at least a week and a half to two weeks. My husband is building it and I cannot help as I just had a spinal fusion last week. We do not have a garage so that is not an option. We do have an un-heated screen pourch in which the floor is made of hardware cloth covered by wood boards. Would the screen pourch be our best option? The temps are ranging in 50's to unusually high 70's yesterday. Pics of the brooder and coop are below.
400

400
 

Dreysander

Chirping
Mar 5, 2015
81
12
79
Do you have any boxes? We used a big box for our brooder and moved them into a bigger box when the first box got too small. Get a big box, throw some bird netting over it and staple it down - voila. It should do for temporary.
 

kyexotics

Songster
5 Years
Sep 26, 2014
492
79
118
Hi all- we have 9 wyandottes Thad are five weeks old. They are currently in a brooder that measures just shy of 4x4x3. It looks like it is getting a bit tight in there. The coop is not going to be ready for at least a week and a half to two weeks. My husband is building it and I cannot help as I just had a spinal fusion last week. We do not have a garage so that is not an option. We do have an un-heated screen pourch in which the floor is made of hardware cloth covered by wood boards. Would the screen pourch be our best option? The temps are ranging in 50's to unusually high 70's yesterday. Pics of the brooder and coop are below.

If they're 5 weeks I don't see why they need a brooder any more, they're ready to go outside in that nice weather! Fence off a small area or use your screened porch, either will work until your first coop is done! ;-)
 
Last edited:

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom