Brooder cover question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by echlfan, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. echlfan

    echlfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At what point will I need a cover over my watermelon box brooder? They are 10 days old now.
     
  2. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    within the next few days with some sort of wiring unless you are okay with them getting out
     
  3. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    A ways back, someone posted they cover their brooder box with furnace filters - I thought this was brilliant! It keeps the birds in and the dust down.

    Last time I brooded birds in the house there was 1" of dust on everything in the room at the end of the 6 weeks - I had to promise my husband I'd never brood chicks in the house again! [​IMG]
     
  4. echlfan

    echlfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours are in the garage. I have window screen to cover the top.
     

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