question about corner of coop sectioned off for chicks

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by blueseal, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i sectioned off a corner of my coop for my 17 chicks. i wont be bringing them home for about 3 more weeks. but my big flock are roosting on the top railing of the new section i made it 6ft long by 4ft wide. for17 chicks at 6 weeks probably too small. i also have a 12x12 outside pen i could put them in. would they be alright outside at 6 weeks old. i will have to build them a house to go in at night if i do the 12x12 outside pen. any info thanks.
     
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    I would worry about putting them straight in with your already established flock, I recommend a 30 day quartine on all my chicks. I would probably use the run and a temp coop for now.. But thats just me.. I would also worry about the droppings from you big girls possibly making it unhealthy for the babes as they won't have a way to get away from it...
     

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