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Wolfscouts Chicken Brooder

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  1. Wolfscout
    The Chicken Tote Brooder.
    It's not much, but I've got 4 Tractor supply Rhode Island Reds in there at present. Started with 5.
    Using a large tote I already had that was empty.

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    And one of me and "Bull" the RIR Rooster, (RIP) he died two days later Don't know why.

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    All our items we already had... one large gray tote, one jar waterer, one bowl( yep didn't have a spare feeder) , bag of chick starter, pine shavings for litter....

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  1. ZedR
    Been thinking about building one.. but time is always in short supply so I'm sold on this! I'm getting 4 RReds tomorrow!
  2. ShortHenTallPen
    Awesome - this is what we'll be using too!
  3. countrydream7
    this is how I am doing mine how far away from chicks does light have to be and is there any fear of melting bin with light or wood shavings catching fire?
  4. mommanine
    We've used these for quite a while now, although we made a wood frame that fits around the outside, then covered it with wire. When we feel energetic, we even make a little door in the wire- it makes it easier to get feed and water in. We had to cover ours- the cats were just too interested! I usually start out my chicks in the laundry room, especially in really cold weather, then move them to the garage after a few days. I've put 20 or so chicks in a large container initially- have to split them up as they grow,.
  5. fred2sheebs
    Great idea for us "Newbies" I have it all here THANKS Sorry to hear about your little Rooster buddy !!
  6. joshissman
    This is what i have use. Works great easy clean. I suggest a little chicken wire on top. I had gone into the room to find a few perched on the sides of the tote haha.
  7. OohLaLa
    This is the route Im planning on to, I already have everything but the lamp and food/water. One main reason is Im building my own coop and want to put the extras in that if I can safely minimize this stage.
  8. realsis
    exactly what im going to be using!! wonderful idea!!
  9. CoopersCoop
    Great idea!
  10. suncatcher
    I have used this one too, with baby gate on top to keep cats out!

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