Is this a good chick house or chicken hospital? PICS!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by PoultryGirly, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. PoultryGirly

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    Anyone?
     
  3. gryeyes

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    Possibly good for an Infirmary or for a broody hen on the nest, but I wouldn't use it to house chicks growing out.
     
  4. PoultryGirly

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    Why?
     
  5. PoultryGirly

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    Why wouldn't it be good for chicks?
     
  6. gryeyes

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    How many are you trying to raise in it? You're going to need a waterer and a feeder in there, too. Plus supplemental heat until they are fully feathered. I don't like chicks on wire at all.
     
  7. PoultryGirly

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    Yes. I was going to keep the chicks in my house for around a month with a heat lamp. Then, instead of sending them directly to the coop, I will put them in the hut outside. I also was going to a pan in the "run" area so they didn't have to walk on wire. I was thinking of raising around 10 in there.it also has an area where they can go inside. Which one is better: that one or this one?:
    http://www.twinlocustbarnsinc.com/rabbit-shelters.htm
     
  8. PoultryGirly

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  9. gryeyes

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    None of those are suitable for more than four young chickens. Crowded birds pick on each other.

    I've used a rabbit hutch exactly like the first link, but only for an Infirmary for a single hen.
     
  10. PoultryGirly

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    Okay, thanks. What would be suitable for more?
     

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