Ok for baby chicks on wire bottom coop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ashbaker18, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. ashbaker18

    ashbaker18 New Egg

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    So I have a coop that has a wire bottom with about half inch square holes and I was wondering if this is ok for the chicks to be living on (they have been in ther for about a week now since I purchased them). There is some wood underneath to keep predators away and there is a roosting stick in there that they can stand on. I guess what I'm really wondering is if they absolutely need bedding.

    P.S. I have been observing them a lot and their feet are not getting stuck in the holes.
     
  2. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be worried about their little feet getting stuck. But you say that isn't an issue. Do they have a heat source to keep them warm. I know it is warm here now but nights are to cold for chicks. If they do they should be fine. Good luck with them and welcome to BYC.
     
  3. ashbaker18

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    Thank you. They do have a red heat lamp and also some "curtains" around the sides to help with drafts at night.
     
  4. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do believe they will be fine. You are doing a great job.
     

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