Brooder Help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HokiFarmer, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. HokiFarmer

    HokiFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I've made a reasonable size brooder for 6 chicks (I'll give measurements when I can) and I've got an infared heat lamp for it. I plan on introducing a perch at 1 week old and putting it right down one end (So it doesn't take a lot of room) and the food and water down the other. Where should I put my infared heat lamp? In the middle or on one of the ends?

    Any answer would be appreciated/
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    On an end, so the chicks have space to get away from it.
     
  3. HokiFarmer

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    Thanks, But on which end? The roost or the food? Or do I have to redesign my brooder? If so any recommendation would be appreciated.
     
  4. TheKindaFarmGal

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    Hmmm, I'd probably put it on the end with the roost.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Agrees, roost at end with heater...
    but...
    How old are chicks and how big is brooder and what kind of infrared heater?
    Can you post pics?
     

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