Ideas For Housing Chicks While Your Coop Is Being Built

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Urban Chicken Keeping is growing and our coops are very popular, for good reason!  Your coop is lovingly hand built from premium materials and will look great for years to come. During some parts of the year we get up to six weeks back-ordered. As a company policy we take orders and deliver weekly batches of coops in the order in which they're purchased. We're so grateful for your patience while we build your new coop.   Here are some ideas on how to house those stinky chicks while they're growing up.  Oh, by the way, adult chickens actually eat less and poop less (stink less) by body weight than chicks...which are just poop machines while they're growing up.  Also keep in mind that in most parts of the country you don't want a chick to go outdoors until they are 6 - 8 weeks old and night time temps don't dip much below 70°F. Your new coop is designed for adult birds that are 13 weeks or so or older.  Until then, if you put them in the coop, you may need a brick or block of wood for them to jump up on to reach the waterer. Adult fully feathered birds that are 13 weeks or older are ready to go through fall and start to "feather up" for winter. Here are two popular temporary chick pens other than your spare bathtub 🙂 which is bar far the MOST popular...
Available at PetsMart or Amazon. Comes in bigger sizes too. Line the bottom with pine shavings that can be cleaned out periodically or also can be used with straw. We don't recommend newspaper. Keep in a heated outbuilding or your garage until it is warm enough.
You might still have one in the attic or a friend that has an old one.  Can usually be found for less than $20 at 2nd Hand Stores like Salvation Army. Line the bottom with pine shavings that can be cleaned out periodically or also can be used with straw. We don't recommend newspaper. Keep in a heated outbuilding or your garage until it is warm enough.
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