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  1. Rebeccahorse

    Rebeccahorse Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an old dog kennel that i am going to be using for a coop for 9 chickens. My question is...The frame is chicken wire on pipe fence. What do I put in there for a house for winter, nesting, etc.? [​IMG]
    I was also thinking of using cat litter for the bedding except in their house.
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2007
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    Depends on where you live.....
     
  3. Newchickenmom&kids

    Newchickenmom&kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And what kinds of birds you have??
     
  4. Rebeccahorse

    Rebeccahorse Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in Central Michigan. I have 6 Isa Brown, 1 RIR, and 2 Easter Eggers.
    Where I live it is pretty mild. We get snow and cold but not extreme cold very often. We sometimes get freezing rain but only a few times a winter. I was thinking about stacking cement blocks up and surrounding them with hay and covering with wood. [​IMG]
     
  5. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    We have the same set up, we use a dog house. You can see it on my link below to my coop.
     
  6. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I use shavings and top it off with straw. I spoil my bird a bit with a heater and try to keep the temp between 50-60 degrees even in the dead of winter! My husband stays its so comfortable hes going to stay out there LOL.
     

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