Need to make a temporary coop for a broody hen.

naturemom

Songster
12 Years
May 28, 2007
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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?
 

pkeeler

Songster
11 Years
Jul 20, 2008
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Shamong
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.
 

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