In the Brooder
- Jun 14, 2012
I have 6 7-wo peeps (welsummer and sspeckled sussex) who have been in the coop for about 10 days. The first week, they were in an enclosure to separate them from my other birds (5 hens and 4 guineas). Since they have had the freedom to leave their enclosure, they have taken to sleeping in my on-the-ground rubbermaid bin nesting boxes (they can't reach the elevated boxes), which keeps my hens from using them (a few prefer the ground boxes to the higher ones). Since the peeps were initially raised in the house in a large rubbermaid bin before going to the big-girl coop, I can see why they like it, however, they are keeping my others from using them and I don't want it to become a habit I have to break later. They are still hesitant to leave the coop and venture into the run.