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Hi, in our neighborhood we have re-purposed a kids playhouse and sandbox into a community chicken coop. We are starting with 9 chicks. 3 Silkies, 2 Buff Orpington, 2 Rhode Island Red, 2 Bantam Barred Rock. We are going to use tubs for the brooder. I have uploaded a photo of our work in progress coop. And our nesting box we made. Wondering about water nipples for the chicks and also what people are using for dust baths for the chicks if any. Are 3 boxes going to be enough for the 9 of them?

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Kiki

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Welcome to the wonderful world of chicken keeping.
Assuming you are talking about nesting boxes, where they will lay eggs, yes 3 will be enough. They may not even use all three.
 

SueT

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Welcome to BYC!
I made a water nipple bucket for my chicks and they immediately began pecking on the nipples. No need to transition at all. Before, I was changing water often as they were kicking the shavings/even poop into it. Now, the water is always clean, I love it!
 

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