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post #21 of 23

I found this on youtube and was wondering if you think this would work and keep the chicks warm enough, even though there is no electricity involved?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cplav4doDKo 

 

James :D

post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by chooklover10 View Post
 

I found this on youtube and was wondering if you think this would work and keep the chicks warm enough, even though there is no electricity involved?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cplav4doDKo 

 

James :D

Hmmm...maybe.... depending on the ambient temperatures of the geographical location.

But I wouldn't put 50 chicks in a space that small.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by chooklover10 View Post
 

I found this on youtube and was wondering if you think this would work and keep the chicks warm enough, even though there is no electricity involved?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cplav4doDKo 

 

James :D

 

I do pretty much the same thing by cutting holes in old fridges. They don't seem to need any extra heat. 

 

 

 

So it's basically just a fridge laying down and has a hole for the chicks to in and out. Keeps them toasty warm just using their own bodyheat really. I did have a lamp in it for a while but if it was left on in the daytime the internal temperature was uncomfortable for the chicks. As a brooder without a heating bill, it's perfect and in many countries, free to build.

 

I've lined the holes with wood or tin or something to stop the chicks being able to eat the insulation because chooks eat polystyrene so I guessed they might try and eat the stuff in the fridge. There would be faster ways to line the hole though.

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