Any problems with deer netting on the brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dustyw, May 22, 2010.

  1. dustyw

    dustyw In the Brooder

    Jan 17, 2010
    I have 29 cornish x coming at the end of the week. I made a 5x3 and was going to cover the sides with deer netting, good or bad? I built it out of 2x2s and some osb for the floor. This is my first attempt at raising chicks. Is the 5x3 brooder big enough for them until they can go outside, around 3 weeks? I will share some pics when I get my chicks.
  2. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    I would recommend chicken wire rather than deer netting. Unless you are using the heavier type and you are able to pull it really taught. We have deer netting around our vegetable garden and take our chicks out there for exercise. Ours is the lighter weight (black plastic) and has loosed a littl over the past couple years. I can really see there would be potential for them to get their little feet, wings and beaks trapped if they were in close contact such as a brooder. Especially they way they like to jump around and throw themselves all over when they are little. Just my opinion though. [​IMG]

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