Temporary housing question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by smpezzi, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. smpezzi

    smpezzi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well hubby still hasn't had time to finish the coop [​IMG] and now on Sunday morning he leaves for a week. The babies are getting crowded in the brooder, For the run I still need to get predator covering up but once I have that up I was thinking at least for the daytime could I put them in the run with an old dog house as shelter for them or is this a bad idea? I just want to give them more room. TIA OH they are 5 and 6 weeks old
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Ya I would do it. As long as they come in at night they should be fine.
     
  3. BearSwampChick

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    That sounds like a good idea. Will you be around during the day to keep an eye on them?
     
  4. smpezzi

    smpezzi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am generally home during the day and I figure if we have to go anywhere we (the little guys and I) will bring them in for while we will be gone, better safe than sorry I figure
     
  5. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

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    Sounds like you've got it under control! [​IMG]
     
  6. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I kept mine in a 6 foot kiddie pool for a few weeks. I did wrap taller cardboard around it so they couldn't fly out. They were in the garage with that by the way... not outside. The dog house would be pitch dark and stuffy inside if you closed it unless you put some sort of light in there.

    A bathtub would work. Or if you have a tiny spare powder room or something.

    Good luck

    PS Maybe you can get a few extra large boxes from stores. Divide them up in several boxes so they have some room. When you take them outside. place a screen or large sheer scarf over each box so they don't get loose.
     
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  7. smpezzi

    smpezzi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We don't even have a bathtub in our house unfortunately- long story LOL. I was just thinking the dog house for incase it starts to rain etc once I get the covering on the run to protect from flying predators the run will be as predator proof as possible. I may just talk hubby into another extra larger rubbermaid storage container tonight since we have to go to walmart anyway. hmmmmm I just don't know what to do I took my 4 largest girls out and put them into a smaller brooder for now but even at that the big one is a bit cramped [​IMG] and I have batch 1 from the bator due to hatch this next week [​IMG] I know I will figure something out just don't know what yet [​IMG]

    Thanks everyone [​IMG]
     
  8. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK I didnt realize the run was completely finished.
    If it is finished and you want them outside, that would work.
     

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