BROODER HELP

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chasep, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. chasep

    chasep Out Of The Brooder

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    im building a brooder for my baby chicks and need some advice! any advice on what bulb to use and all that good stuff?[​IMG]
     
  2. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
    That depends on what size your brooder is. How big are you building it? How many chicks?
     
  3. chasep

    chasep Out Of The Brooder

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    im not sure
    around 35 chicks
     
  4. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how many chicks do you want? need about 1/2 foot space for each chick at first, use a big cardboard box and a heat lamp ( 250 watt red bulb) about 18 inchs from floor to maintain a temp of 95 for first week, then cut back heat 5 deg each week till you reach 70 deg, by bringing light up in air from them. need chick starter feed, and small waterer for them to drink out of
     
  5. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
    Our brooder is approx. 2 1/2 feet by 4 feet, and is almost 30 inches high. We used a 250 watt red bulb to heat it.

    If I were you I would test out the temps in the brooder when you have it built before your chicks come. Less to worry about when they arrive.

    Also there are lots of great threads on here with examples of brooders.

    Hope this helps!
     
  6. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I would use more than one light, in case one burns out.
     

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