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Redturtle's Chicken Brooder

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well...upon checking out all the pages...this will just be put up for fun...

we have a dog that likes to lay in a childs swimming pool during the we are borrowing that from her

then we got some chixn wire to go around so they couldnt hop uncurls perfectly and self-hugs the pool

we hung the heat lamp from one of the roof rafters in my hubbys shed so its adjustable

added food and water on top of the newspaper/pine shaving floor...

and presto!!!


we actually started w/ a smaller pool (the one thats only about 3' in diameter...but since we are getting more chix we upgraded to Kansas' pool since she isnt using it yet)




Comments (21)

I like this idea ~~~
This is a great idea!
this is a great idea quick and easy because im only a young chicken breeder and a girl so that is quick and easy for me :_!!!!!!
oh yes I used the baby pool thing a long long time ago, but I had to build a pvc frame to keep the chicken wire from collapsing. The pics are on my BYC personal web page. This year I graduated to using one of those dumpster bags you get at homedepot or lowes, and putting together multiple wire dog crates to fit in the bag I will post a pic when I get my peeps
haha cool :D That's exactly what I did about a year ago :)
looks good to me fast and easy to clean and a small pool will fit right under my kitchen table i never use, im soo going to do it thank you
Love it, so simple, inexpensive, and kind of fun too. My kids would have got a kick out of this one!
This will be perfect as now is the season that people dump their old paddle pools. I got two from the canton for the ducklings and now I can repurpose them in the winter. Easy clean-up too.
Great idea!! Fast and easy indeed
That's such a good idea. Who would have thought our kid's swimming pools would make a good brooder? I'm definately going to try this!
I used the exact same size kiddie pool as my brooder last year, once my ducklings outgrew the 40-gallon watering trough I had them in first. I put the pool on our rolling scaffold, so it was high enough up that the dogs couldn't even see in it. I duck-taped a 1x4 across the top from one end to the other and hung the waterer from that. I'm using that same pool for my Giant Dewlap Toulouse geese now, so I'll have to either buy a new one for this spring or come up with another idea. I'm trolling this site to see what good ideas everybody else has!
Yep, my geese would be mad if I took their pool:-).
I love it! It is cheap and easy.
If I ever get day olds i'm going to do this
this is a wonderful idea!
How long did you keep your chicks in this? When did they outgrow it, or could you keep them in it until they were ready for their coop?
Love it but can't use it. I would have to have more solid walls around it to keep my dogs out. For some reason my dog goes after the chicks when they are little but when they are big he doesn't bother them. Probably because most of them are bigger than he is. But love this idea!
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