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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kdavis228, May 5, 2011.
I live in south Mississippi and was wondering the best placement for my brooders box?
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
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.
To me, the ideal place is in a garage, barn, shed, coop -- whatever you have.
I have an upper level I built in my chicken coop- an enclosed 'loft'. Above the regular hens.
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...