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Chickens at night in coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Isabella F, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. Isabella F

    Isabella F Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2017
    I have 7 chicks who are one month old and are sleeping I the coop. Should I make it so that they can only stay I the part that has wood walls, or can I let them have the choice of sleeping in the part that has a roof, but only wire sides?
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    I do not want mine close to the wire sides---a predator might be able to reach through and grab some. I will vote train them to go in the coop--that's what I do!.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2017
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  3. judevie

    judevie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2013
    Yes, they should sleep in a predator proof area. Wire sides wouldn't be as safe as the indoor coop with wood walls.

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