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Brooder box cover

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kharris75, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. Kharris75

    Kharris75 In the Brooder

    Mar 27, 2018
    at what point do I need to worry about my two chicks being able to escape out of the brooder box? They are about 2 weeks old and in a box about a foot or so deep.
  2. Mimi’s 13

    Mimi’s 13 Songster Premium Member

    Jan 6, 2018
    Centre, AL
    The time is now! They will shortly have escaped that box and you will frantically be searching for them. You should put either a piece of hardware cloth or chicken wire over the top. This is also a good time for you to put a little roost in for them to become accustomed to.
  3. rebrascora

    rebrascora Crowing

    Feb 14, 2014
    Consett Co.Durham. UK
    Yes, any time now, they will be flying out of there! You need some mesh on the top to keep them in pronto.
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