Is this ok Temporary housing?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by diamond g, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. diamond g

    diamond g Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 17, 2013
    My 9-10 week old bantam chicks are starting to fight in their solid bottom cage. I haven't been able to get the chain link panels for my new coop yet and don't want to take chances putting them with the layers. Can I separate them into 18x24 individual wire rabbit stacker
    cages for now? Shouldn't be for longer than a month. The cage looks similar to this

  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 3, 2014
    I think that'd be fine.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    They still may fight in there, very small space - which is probably why they're fighting now, not enough space...and then you'll also be 're-integrating' them once the new coop is built. I don't think that separate cages is the answer to your problem.

    Is your existing hen coop big enough to partition off a space for the youngers?....that would also give you a head start on integrating them with the hens, split the coop with wire mesh so they can but not touch.

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