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Broader set up

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kirak74, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. kirak74

    kirak74 Out Of The Brooder

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    Look OK? We are using our huge bathtub that no one ever uses :)[​IMG]
     
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    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Nice.......

    Cheers!
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    You realize every single thing in the room will be coated in dust? And they can fly out in a couple of weeks...

    If you have your heart set on starting them in your house, I'd suggest a big, plastic storage box. Cut a giant hole in the lid and cover it in fencing material (the cheap plastic stuff is fine for this). This way, it's easy to move and contain them. It's always so sad when a chick flies out of an open brooder and either is killed by a pet or chills.
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    That oughta work....for awhile.
    There's the dust, and flying out, already mentioned...then there's the stink.

    How many will be in there...and for how long??
    They grow really fast and need more room than you think pretty quick.
    Gotta coop built yet?
     
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    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Yep, Chick grow into total dust producing birds!
    They really are dirty and gross.......



    Cheers!
     
  6. kirak74

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    It's our guest bathroom and we don't really use it - plus all the surfaces are easily cleaned. The coop is almost finished but my husband had a disagreement with the table saw, so we needed a temporary solution for a few weeks. Needless to say, the table saw won :(
     
  7. kirak74

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    The tub is 20" deep. How long do you think we have before they can clear it?
     
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    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    If it works for you then do it......




    Cheers!
     
  9. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Depends a lot on how quickly they feather but by 4 weeks, nearly all. Some could manage it at 1-2. You can do plastic fencing over the tub, too. Just weight it down at the sides.
     
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  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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