barn brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by schmism, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. schmism

    schmism Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whats the style that is roughly 4' sq, has 8" plywood sides that sit about 2" off the ground on corner legs. light in the middle. We are about to brood a set of chicks and we are in a new setup, having a proper barn and all...

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    Im thinking of useing this style. anyone have insights on useing one before?
     
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  2. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles Overrun With Chickens

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    Very nice set up! Love the brooders!
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Very nice! It's like a giant Ecoglow!
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  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks like the lights are inside the boxes? If they stick down 6" into an 8" box on 2" legs, that puts them only 4" above the litter. The bulbs I have all say 18" is the minimum height. So, what's to keep them from igniting the litter? Or burning a chick that gets bumped into it? A panel heater would make them like a giant Ecoglow but a heat lamp would make them a fire hazard. Am I missing something?
     
  5. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles Overrun With Chickens

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    plywood sides that sit about*2"* off the ground
     
  6. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Two inches is a tiny crack, really. I'm guessing that it's more like 4 from the photo but it's obviously not two feet, if that's what you were thinking.
     
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    BlueWater29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. schmism

    schmism Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats not my setup in the pic... just a representation of the type of brooder i was talking about.

    Normally the light sits ontop of the box. and shines through a whole in the top. (or sits on wire mesh)


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    AH! hover brooder! there we go......

    now who uses one and what kind of setup do you have..... lights on the sides inside... or lights on the top?
     
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  10. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles Overrun With Chickens

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    Ha ha ha! I was thinking 2' off the ground.... sorry :)
     

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