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Brooder box cover

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

  1. Kharris75

    Kharris75 In the Brooder

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    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

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    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

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    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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