temporary housing suggestions

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by meadow house, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. meadow house

    meadow house In the Brooder

    Jan 21, 2008
    Looking for some good (cheap, free) ideas. I have a very secure predor proof run. I have 3 very feathered out 7 week old chicks that have been outside for a week now. We are getting lows in the upper 30's at night, and I have been moving them into the coop under the top of a wire guinnea pig cage for the night time (so the big girls leave 'em alone), and then outside in a speperated by wire part of the run for the daytime. Any ideas for a temporary shelter that would keep them warm enough so I could quit haing to move them every am/pm? I cut a big hole in a cardboard box and put shavings in but they huddle together on top of the box and don't go in...maybe the box is too small?
  2. Animallover606

    Animallover606 Songster

    Apr 12, 2008
    well what what if you put a heat lamp over them in a dog crate:D[​IMG]

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