Redturtles Chicken Brooder

By redturtle · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. redturtle
    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)



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  1. N F C
    "Kid's Pool Brooder"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Aug 13, 2018
    I can see where using a kiddie pool would be easy to set up when the chicks are small but think they would outgrow that pretty quickly. A cover would be a good idea to keep them from jumping out.
  2. ronott1
    "Good Article"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 27, 2018
    Nice and easy!
  3. CCUK
    "Good idea"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 21, 2018
    Good idea for a brooder. Quick and easy setup but could it do with a cover?


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  1. N F C
    Did you ever have to put a cover over everything to keep the chicks from jumping out? They can do that at a pretty young age.
  2. Gone-Quackers
    That's pretty much the method I've always used except I use a stiffer wire than chicken wire. Easy to use and works great in the garage.
  3. DianaMallory
    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!
  4. AKfishchic
    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?
  5. Brennychicks
    this is a wonderful idea!
  6. palm
    If I ever get day olds i'm going to do this
  7. mfaith694
    I love it! It is cheap and easy.
  8. RAST
    Yep, my geese would be mad if I took their pool:).
  9. LightningTFarm
    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!
  10. ash11
    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!
  11. suncatcher
    Great idea!! Fast and easy indeed
  12. Lupa Duende
    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.
  13. FlosRdChicks
    Love it, so simple, inexpensive, and kind of fun too. My kids would have got a kick out of this one!
  14. stayathomechick
    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
  15. BirdyGirl7198
    haha cool :D That's exactly what I did about a year ago :)
  16. chickychick07
    I love this idea!
  17. klpenny
    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
  18. trudyschickens1
    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 :_!!!!!!
  19. daharja
    Brilliant ;-)
  20. rosenblat
    great idea!!!!!
  21. ChickensAreSweet
    This is a great idea!
  22. the4heathernsmom
    I like this idea ~~~

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