Need to make a temporary coop for a broody hen.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by naturemom, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. naturemom

    naturemom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How should I do it?
    Last year I let her set some duck eggs and put her in a small pet taxi inside a large do crate with hardware cloth around the sides and a tarp on top. That worked pretty well, but it was summer. I don't think it would give her enough protection from the weather this time of year.
    What can I use instead?
    Is there something else I could put in the dog crate? Would a rubbermate storage tote with a hole in it work?
    I also have a wooden doghouse with a door on it that the ducks were living in when we had them. No enclosed run, though, and if I needed to catch her or the babies I'd have to crawl inside.
    What to do?
     
  2. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have room in your regular coop to place something on the floor? The dog crate, a box? That would protect the hen from the elements.
     
  3. naturemom

    naturemom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope. The regular coop is a chicken tractor.
     
  4. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

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    Your spare bathroom?[​IMG]
     

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