- Apr 3, 2013
So we just moved our babies out to the coop and we are in Colorado. A few questions.
The ladder doesn't have a door in it but we have a piece of wood we can put over it but wasn't sure if at night we should always put it on so the chicks don't get too cold? I put a 150 watt red bulb to help keep them warm just not sure.
The bottom part of the coop has chicken wire but it's not the same backyard as the in pic, ours is full of little rocks and barely any grass. Should I put down straw or hay on the bottom to help out with their little feet? Some parts of the bottom are flat on the ground and some are not so we don't want their feet falling through. It's maybe 1/2"-1" of space bc the wire bottom is flat but our ground just isn't pretty.
Any other advice would be most helpful.