WE bought our chicks today and need to build a coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 4theloveofchick, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. 4theloveofchick

    4theloveofchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Any ideas on what we should build? We have four chicks. Also, what do you guys do for water and food canisters? Do you just buy them out of the store or do you make your own? Also, is there anything that I can give the chicks for treats? Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would go buy the feeder, waterer and the chick starter from the place you bought your chicks. A big cardboard box is a start for a home, you need to read about their heat requirements too.

    While you are at the feed store, look at any chicken coop building books they have and see what looks like it will fit your skills/time/budget.

    You probably have few weeks (and a few new and bigger boxes) before you need a coop. You are probably better off building your own, remember you need to take in consideration your weather and space. If in doubt, you need more space than you think. If you are looking at a cheap prebuilt coop, chances are they are pushing the minimum of space needed and stating the max number of chickens if you bought bantams.

    Good luck! And have fun!
     
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