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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sally Sunshine, Mar 8, 2016.
Peanuts Make Chickens Lay Bigger Eggs post #39347
I buy plastic tablecloths on clearance or 2 or 3 for a dollar at dollar tree, Walmart, etc and put that in the bottom of the brooder and layer liberally with pine shavings...when it's time to change the brooder, I just grab one end of the tablecloth under the shavings and roll it up into itself, pick it up and toss the whole thing in the trash! Makes it SO much easier and faster for me!
Then put the next one down and layer with fresh pine shavings again - DONE!
I do this large scale with CHEAP tarps and pull them up over the side to keep the shavings etc in place and not all over the place, and then I drag them outside and dump them out!
A few GREAT ideas to keep the Brooder CLEAN!
A cake pan and cooling rack inside a rubbermaid tub work well to help catch
excess water and feed for an easy clean up in the brooder. Its important to keep the brooder dry!
Cut jugs at the base level of the chicks neck so they can drink
and if they do get inside the jug it wont be over their heads.
Just big enough to get their head in and out comfortably.
And throw the lid out, DONT put it on the jug!
Make a new jug every week or as needed, Ducklings GROW FAST!
REFER TO THIS LINK FOR A GREAT ADULT WATERER! http://permaculturenews.org/2013/05/20/poo-free-self-filling-duck-waterer/
@chicken hawk 33
PALLETS GOTTA LOVE THEM!
When power goes out I take the chicks out to the motor Home and run an extion cord in for he incubators. I just got reminded of this because our power just went out.
I needed ALL these duck tips. THANK YOU!!!! I can't wait to hatch ducklings next!!!!
HOMEMADE MOLT LOAF post #1894