brooder box placement?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kdavis228, May 5, 2011.

  1. kdavis228

    kdavis228 Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in south Mississippi and was wondering the best placement for my brooders box?
     
  2. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Inside or outside?

    Inside, where ever is out of your way, not too hot...not too cold. When I broodered this past Feb-March it was cold outside so I broodered in my laundry room. Now my laundry room gets way too much sun and stays too warm. If I needed to bring my brooder in, I'd have to find a new place.

    Outside, somewhere predator proof, rain proof and somewhere that you can run a light too for warmth
     
  3. mrchicken

    mrchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a workshop room that is not in my main living space.
    I have a brooder there for my 1 wk olds. If you have an out-of-the-way place besides the laundry room, that would be the ideal environment for baby chickens.
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    To me, the ideal place is in a garage, barn, shed, coop -- whatever you have.
     
  5. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kootenays of BC!
    I have an upper level I built in my chicken coop- an enclosed 'loft'. Above the regular hens.
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2011
  6. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    Quote:Welcome to the forum!! I am from Mississippi as well, but I live on the north end...

    I put mine on my front porch... It has brick walls, so it helps against the draft, but the brooder has solid walls also...
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