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

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    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

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

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