Does Only ONE Chicken Need A Coop?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Amitist, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Amitist

    Amitist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As some of you may know, I only have one chicken for the moment and I started to think that maybe it doesn't need to be in the coop at night ( since it will be all alone). I was thinking that maybe I could keep it inside in a brooder ( The brooder is big, and it could easily fit a RIR Pullet). It would have enhanced security and stuff... Could you people help me?
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2010
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    She'd be OK as a house chicken for a spell, but she needs some friends ASAP. Get her some diapers and let her be an indoor bird for a while. Remember to supply her with grit if she's going to be inside for a while. She'll need it if she doesn't have access to an outdoor run. Good luck.
     
  3. Critter Crazed

    Critter Crazed Chicken Cuddlin' Cheesehead

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    I'm sure it'd be fine but like the above post said, get her some buddies. [​IMG] Chickens are really social critters.
     
  4. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, she needs friends! She will need protection from wind, rain, sever cold, predators--enough room for her to move around in comfortably.. EVEN if it's only a heavy doghouse w/ a secure door, surrounded by a secure fence.. If you have a secure, safe for her during the day, you could use large dog crate at night.. BUT work on finding her some friends---ones that are as close to her same size/age would be best... Good luck
     
  5. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have a porch or covered patio, maybe you could get her a little setup going there. It doesn't have to be anything big and fancy.
     
  6. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    I agree, she needs friends! She will need protection from wind, rain, sever cold, predators--enough room for her to move around in comfortably.. EVEN if it's only a heavy doghouse w/ a secure door, surrounded by a secure fence.. If you have a secure, safe for her during the day, you could use large dog crate at night.. BUT work on finding her some friends---ones that are as close to her same size/age would be best... Good luck
     
  7. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a covered patio or porch? If so, maybe could do a little setup for her there. It doesn't have to be big and fancy. Also, I agree you should get her a few friends!
     
  8. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a covered patio or porch? If so, maybe could do a little setup for her there. It doesn't have to be big and fancy. Also, I agree you should get her a few friends!
     
  9. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SO SORRY!!! I know I tried to post at lest twice. I didn't realize that it was actually working! The page looked like it was still busy so I pressed
    "SUBMIT" a few times too many. SORRY again for my little malfunction! I promise... I didn't think my comment was that important!
     

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