Brooder Idea???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by skysoldier, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. skysoldier

    skysoldier In the Brooder

    Feb 11, 2011
    I have been planning on building a brooder for the 20 chicks I ordered from Cackle last week (hope they come soon). My original was to use OSB or plywood. Then I learned that my oldset son nolonger has his monster sized iguana but he still has the glass terrerium. Would this make a good brooder? It is approx 2'X6' and 2' high. Of course I will thouroughly clean and disinfect if beforehand. Any thoughts about this idea?
  2. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Songster

    Feb 17, 2011
    South East TN
    I don't see why not. The Dimensions should be fine atleast for the first 3-4 weeks. You can even just use cardboard boxes. I went with a big plastic container so it would be easier to clean.
  3. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Songster

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    It'll be fine, but only for a 3-4 weeks as it will not provide good ventilation.

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