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Pics of Indoor Serama Set Up and maybe good brooder idea???

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Hey Guys just wanted to share....I picked up these two "Pop -Up Style Dog Crates" from Target the other day $20 each!  They are working wonders with my little serama flock in the sunroom!  I tried to keep them in this very large parrot birdcage but BOY ARE THEY DIRTY BIRDS!!!  I was cleanign everyday and trying to come up with ways to contain the mess and I WAS LOOSING the battle HORRIBLY!!!hide  Anyway, these crates are awesome because they contain all of the wood shaving dust and feathers, food crumbs, etc!  I put their water dishes inside of a clear plastic "shoe box"(Also from Target $1) and WHALA!!!thumbsup  The water in contained if they spill it and they seem to be lovin life!  I'm thinkin that these would make a great "brooder" option rather than the plastic rubbermaid totes that I usually use.  The main reason being that once the babies are old enough to jump out of the tote it always becomes an issue...but with these they would be able to fly out!  The only issue would be heating it?  I thiiiink???caf if I put the lightbulb one of those little bendable desk lampshttp://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/43069_lamp.jpg

I'd love to try using a heating pad under one section of the crate but not sure if that would work out?  Anyway...I know some of you must think like me and always be looking at everyday things you could somehow make practical use of for your flocks!big_smile  (Hope I'm not alone on that one!hide) Anyway...hope this is helpful to someone!frow

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Only By His Grace,
The Wilford Family...My Sweet Hubby Jim, and my four boys:
Jefferson, Benjamin, Lincoln-James, and Washington
HATCHING EGGS FOR SALE!!!  Sizzled Leghorns, Frizzled Seramas & Coming Spring of 2012 White Sizzled Polish!
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Only By His Grace,
The Wilford Family...My Sweet Hubby Jim, and my four boys:
Jefferson, Benjamin, Lincoln-James, and Washington
HATCHING EGGS FOR SALE!!!  Sizzled Leghorns, Frizzled Seramas & Coming Spring of 2012 White Sizzled Polish!
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post #2 of 18

Now that is a cool idea. What are the dimensions of the crates?

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post #3 of 18

I love this Idea my lil sis might have some that i could borroww without asking...ok take

Birchen and Silver Blue Modern Game Bantams also Silver duckwing Old English Game Bantams
Pm me if you are intereted in hatching eggs, Sorry but can only ship in Canada

I am looking for rare colored Modern Game Bantams as well as LF Modern Games
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Birchen and Silver Blue Modern Game Bantams also Silver duckwing Old English Game Bantams
Pm me if you are intereted in hatching eggs, Sorry but can only ship in Canada

I am looking for rare colored Modern Game Bantams as well as LF Modern Games
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post #4 of 18

wow this is a good idea for quarantine, injured birds, or brooders celebrate Thanks for sharing!
dimensions please?


Edited by foxypoproxy - 10/17/11 at 4:33pm

Proud momma of 4 polish bantam chicks, 3 sizzle chicks,  and 2 bantam sultan chicks!

Kotoki, Kiseke, Sora, Derp, Cricket, Potatoe <3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIP: Zip Chick, Kabuki, Saki, Sakura, Loki, Misha, Slate, and Silver

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Proud momma of 4 polish bantam chicks, 3 sizzle chicks,  and 2 bantam sultan chicks!

Kotoki, Kiseke, Sora, Derp, Cricket, Potatoe <3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIP: Zip Chick, Kabuki, Saki, Sakura, Loki, Misha, Slate, and Silver

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post #5 of 18

Nice!  I'm like you, I try to use what I have around the house ... my 3 bantams are kept in the basement in an old baby play yard  smile  I put a couple of those vinyl table cloths under the play pen to cover the floor, then I have cardboard over the table cloths and up the sides of the gate about 8-10 inches (allows for scratching in the bedding).  For a top I found a couple of those metal screen door guards smile.  I like it a lot and the it only cost my $1 to make it!  (the 2 table cloths ... on sale at Meijers.)  smile  This allowed me spending $ for toys and treats  smile

post #6 of 18

mamahen

Just curious, why do your banties live in your basement?

1 Papillon, 2 mill rescue Shih-Tzus, 1 Bantam Leghorn, 1 Australorp & 2 BR.
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1 Papillon, 2 mill rescue Shih-Tzus, 1 Bantam Leghorn, 1 Australorp & 2 BR.
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post #7 of 18

I love it, I'm heading to target tomorrow lol

post #8 of 18

Cute, Inexpensive set-up!  thumbsup   Great job and thanks for sharing.

2 Horses, 4 Dogs, 5 Cats, Butterscotch Call Drake , 3 Lav/Split Silkie Roosters, 1 Splash Silkie rooster, 5 Splash Silkie Hens, 4 Black/Lav split Silkie Hens, Trio of Seramas, Silkie/Cochin cross Chickens, Chicks in brooder and egss under Silkie, Breeding Blue Eyed White Lionhead Rabbits.
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2 Horses, 4 Dogs, 5 Cats, Butterscotch Call Drake , 3 Lav/Split Silkie Roosters, 1 Splash Silkie rooster, 5 Splash Silkie Hens, 4 Black/Lav split Silkie Hens, Trio of Seramas, Silkie/Cochin cross Chickens, Chicks in brooder and egss under Silkie, Breeding Blue Eyed White Lionhead Rabbits.
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post #9 of 18

These things are great
i just went out and got a large one from target for my polishes temporary pen!
Gives him alot of room to move around and its well ventilated.

Proud momma of 4 polish bantam chicks, 3 sizzle chicks,  and 2 bantam sultan chicks!

Kotoki, Kiseke, Sora, Derp, Cricket, Potatoe <3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIP: Zip Chick, Kabuki, Saki, Sakura, Loki, Misha, Slate, and Silver

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Proud momma of 4 polish bantam chicks, 3 sizzle chicks,  and 2 bantam sultan chicks!

Kotoki, Kiseke, Sora, Derp, Cricket, Potatoe <3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIP: Zip Chick, Kabuki, Saki, Sakura, Loki, Misha, Slate, and Silver

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post #10 of 18

They do work well I used them to transport my turkeys to the vet. The bulky dog crates were so heavy.

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