So this is my brooder setup now. Firstly, its outside in my unheated greenhouse, so I am very concerned about the water freezing. I'm hoping that the heat plates and chicks are going to keep at least some of the water unfrozen.
My other concern is whether the chicks will be able to drink from the waterer at all. There's not a lot of space between the top of its lip, and the bottom of the plates lip. Anyone with experience here that can offer me some suggestions?
On the premier one heat plates you can have 1 side higher and the other lower. That is what I do so they can get to their water on the higher side or run to the lower side and get more heat. That looks like a good set up. Are the sides enclosed so there isn't a draft? I've used cardboard before for that.
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