Coop Question Again

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SterlingAcres, May 7, 2008.

  1. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    I posted a while back about considering building an indoor coop in the garage under my brother's apartment. Things have changed drastically since then and now I have a few other questions.

    We're house hunting at the moment and hoping to get some land. I'd like 6-12 hens in the future (more if I can accommodate them lol). I'm not sure when exactly we'd be moving, but sometime this summer. I still want hens here, but I can't have more than 3.

    So my questions are:

    a) should I just wait, against my wishes, and start the whole flock together once we move?

    b) if I do hatch 3 hens and keep them here, would it be okay to build a small hutch in my basement to keep them in at night and let them out inside a run during the day.

    c) as mentioned before, I have the nature hater living next door, so the chickens would only be out while she was at work. There are windows in the basement that allow quite a bit of light in... if I placed the hutch near the windows, would that maybe un-effect their laying?

    I'm thinking I should just wait, but I reallllllllllly want my chickens.... [​IMG]
  2. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    if it was me i just wait till you move be alot easier and alot less stress
  3. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    Un yeah----

    THe "grown up" thing to do would be to wait.

    What I would do is build a tractor and get myself some chickens!!! [​IMG]
  4. debakadeb

    debakadeb Songster

    Apr 8, 2008
    SW Indiana
    We have our 3 1/2 week old pullets in the basement right now in a fairly large brooder. For the lighting, I'm using grow lights that have been put on a timer. We also have a window fairly close by but it still isn't as light as it would be if they were outdoors. However, I couldn't imagine having them there for any length of time. This is a stopgap for us until the coop gets built.

    If I were about to move, I would wait. It would be far less stress on your chickens.

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