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Brooder 3

  1. stcroixusvi
    Our chicks outgrew their first coop on day 1. We borrowed a small dog cage and carefully placed the 22 chicks in it. Immediately, one of the Rhode Island Reds became aggressive. By mid-afternoon, we moved them into a galvanized tub.
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    Even looking at this photo two weeks after it was shot, I am amazed at how quickly they outgrew this space. We had a screen that we rolled over the top to keep nosey kitties out.
    Then, the move to a custom made brooder! Two halves of an extra large dog carrier clamped together. My husband ingeniously slid two boards for roosts, and the babies loved them.
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    We also moved them from a dimly lit shop area to our sun porch. The floor is Pergo, so no worries there.
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    A nice place to take a nap!
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    Not sure what is next - hopefully we can finish the coop and convert the inside space to a brooder for the remainder of their chickhood!

    Birds are getting bigger![​IMG] This was taken about a week later - wow, they grow fast!

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