thoughts on where to keep a chicken inside?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by notducky, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. notducky

    notducky In the Brooder

    Jul 14, 2014
    She spent the night in my bathtub but I need a longer term solution. How does one keep a chicken indoors? I'd like to keep her in at least a week to monitor her foot and help her rest up.
  2. cnicho05

    cnicho05 Chirping

    Feb 22, 2014
    Owosso, MI

    The best place for this would likely depend upon your homes setup. If you have a basement or garage I would start there. If not...I would then look at any mudroom or screen room you may have. If none of these exist I would then suggest you use temporary fencing to segregate this one chicken from the rest. That way you can continue to keep it limit the spread of E Coli in your home...
  3. notducky

    notducky In the Brooder

    Jul 14, 2014
    I have borrowed a wire dog kennel and I could keep her in the mudroom or outside on the glass porch
  4. Julia62

    Julia62 Songster

    Jun 18, 2014
    Reno, NV
    My girl has been in my guest bath tub since Sunday. She has Wry Neck. I change out the towels every day and she is comfortable (as a chicken can be with Wry neck). That's the only place in the house safe from dogs and to keep her warm.
  5. KayTee

    KayTee Songster

    Sep 21, 2012
    South West France
    A wire dog kennel is great, but make sure that she is somewhere where she won't be in any draughts, and where she won't get too hot or too cold, as she won't be able to move about very much to keep warm, or move to a cooler place if she starts to overheat.

    I use pine shavings in my coop, and find that they work quite well in the bottom of an isolation cage too - I just take out the lumps of poop and it stays clean and sweet smelling for days, and is nice for the chicken to sit in.

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