Cochins on the way!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by peeps7, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    I have 15 cochin chicks on the way and I was just wondering out of curiosity how big of a space they'll need. I have a brooder box that is about 4 1/2 feet long and 2 feet wide. It is also 2-3 feet tall. When they out grow that I have a puppy pen that I'm going to set up in my room for them. Then when they out grow that their going in with the big chickens. Is this a good plan?
     
  2. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    What kind of puppy pen?

    Is it one of the fold up play yard type?
     
  3. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    Yeah exactly!!
     
  4. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use one for mine, you are going to need to put some chicken wire on it because they can get through the bar spacing.

    I can snap a photo of what I did if you want.

    They work GREAT!!
     
  5. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    Sure, I'd love to see a photo. I figured I would have to put wire on it anyway.
     
  6. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok give me a minute. [​IMG]

    I also use it for them to go outside in.
     
  7. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    Okey day!!
     
  8. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    I used Zip Ties to hold the wirer onto the puppy pen.

    It has worked and is working great for both batches of chicks that have come through our house.

    Sorry it took so long my computer is almost dead it can not handle all my photos [​IMG]


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  9. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    No problem!! That is cool. Yeah I have a feeling that it won't take them long to out grow their first brooder box.
     
  10. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Actually my two, the Blues in the photos are growing slower then my Buff and Americana.

    But, I just have two not 15 [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2007

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