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So I got my chicks today! Two are supposed to be Americaunas ( don't know the gender), 1 is a barred rock pullet and one is a golden sex pullet. I put them in the garage in the dog's kennel till they are old enough to go into the coop that hubby is finishing. Here is a pic of the set up. Do you think this will work for them?

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I would put cardboard around the bottom 6 - 8 inches of the kennel to create a draft shield and stop them from getting out. Also take out one of the feeders and put in some bedding. (just my opinions of course). I used a dog kennel last year with some ducks and the cardboard worked fine to keep them from slipping thru the holes .
 

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If they are baby chicks they should have the heat lamp on all of the time since they don't have their feathers yet. At least that is what I did when mine were chicks.
 

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Well I was goin to warn you about them fitting thru the wire but seems I'm a little late. Everything looks great and your chicks are adorable! Please take pics of you coop when it's finished.
 

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LOL! They are such poof balls, they looked too chubby to fit through. Even the biggest one could get through. They made it safely through the night. I handled them a bit this morning. They seemed to accept being handled well.

Here is a pic of the coop. We worked on the door last night.

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Barnbum374 said:
LOL! They are such poof balls, they looked too chubby to fit through. Even the biggest one could get through. They made it safely through the night. I handled them a bit this morning. They seemed to accept being handled well.

Here is a pic of the coop. We worked on the door last night.
Nice job, and the dogs approve.
 
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