Make Shift Chicken Bed


I needed a quick and affordable way to house my chickens at night.  I got wire cages from a pet store, put them up on tables under the eaves of my home, wrapped them with bubble wrap insulation, and clamped on a roof.  The cages are behind a fence.  The house effectively blocks the wind.  I left enough opening to allow air circulation.  In the summer, the insulation comes off.

I intend to build them classier accommodations when I have more pressing tasks off of my plate. I have seen so many clever and pretty chicken homes in books and on the net.  For now, the chickens are dry, warm, and safe.  New chicks are in the second cage where they can see the mature “ladies” without getting pecked.


About Caliche Chick

I retired from a career as an Environmental Scientist and Botanist. My first career was teaching science and English as a Second Language (ESL), and content classes for ESL students at the middle school level. I also taught introductory biology at the community college level. I have an avid interest in plants that grow with little to no irrigation. I also keep a vegetable garden, fruit trees, and back yard chickens. When I am not in my yard, I am taking Construction Technology Classes at Victor Valley College and working on my "fixer upper" home.
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