hen and 2 chicks in small rabbit hutch/run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by joannamarie, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. joannamarie

    joannamarie Songster

    Jun 17, 2007
    will my silkie bantam and 2 rir cross chicks be ok in this small apex hutch and run until they can go back in with the others.
    the run is only small i know the hen will have had enough of the chicks by about 6 weeks so she will go back with the others, but this will still leave the 2 chicks in the small hutch and run until they are old enough for layers pellets.
    will they be ok in not much space?
  2. Well, they will survive as do battery hens!!! but Im sure your cage will be big enough, what measurement is the cage? You can always build a little fenced run for when you want them to get on the grass and attach it to their house.
    Is the cage a guinea pig or rabbit cage?size is the key!
    Good luck

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