Brooder - flooring

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Gyoza, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Gyoza

    Gyoza Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I'm expecting a batch of little chicks early Dec. So I'm starting to build a brooder for them. Can I use mesh for flooring?

    Thank you
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Wire mesh? Like window screen type stuff?
    My big brooder has hardware cloth as a "floor" and I pile it deep with shavings so it doesn't hurt their little feet.
     
  3. Gyoza

    Gyoza Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, window screen.
     
  4. begbfg

    begbfg Barnyard Beckie

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    Quote:x2
     
  5. Gyoza

    Gyoza Out Of The Brooder

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    Does chickens make as much mess as ducklings?
     
  6. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Baby chicks don't make near as much mess as ducklings-not even close.
     

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