Brooder ideas needed for 1000 chicks

Twisted Quail Acres

In the Brooder
Feb 19, 2019
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Oklahoma
I need large homemade brooder ideas. I have seen where someone designed a battery brooder but can not find the post now. We currently have 4 2x8 box type brooders but the take a lot of space. We need the same or more brooder ability that takes up less of my brooder house.
 

702Quails

In the Brooder
May 31, 2019
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You should be able to get at least 5 tiers, if you have over 6 feet. The tricky part is making it so the heat bulb is accessible while not making each cage too tall. I would design them around the best poop trays you can find. The best poop trays I've found are dog crate trays. Chewy has a 42" x 28" tray for only $11.57! https://www.chewy.com/frisco-dog-crate-replacement-pan/dp/137864 I use these in my stacked grow out cages and they work great.

Another thing that'll help is fountain waterers. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33026065834.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.61cd4c4dWAPl0U They can hook up directly to 3/8" tubing, so you can them all on the same water supply. I use these in my brooder and I can confirm that quail chicks won't drown in them.
 

Twisted Quail Acres

In the Brooder
Feb 19, 2019
13
12
24
Oklahoma
You should be able to get at least 5 tiers, if you have over 6 feet. The tricky part is making it so the heat bulb is accessible while not making each cage too tall. I would design them around the best poop trays you can find. The best poop trays I've found are dog crate trays. Chewy has a 42" x 28" tray for only $11.57! https://www.chewy.com/frisco-dog-crate-replacement-pan/dp/137864 I use these in my stacked grow out cages and they work great.

Another thing that'll help is fountain waterers. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33026065834.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.61cd4c4dWAPl0U They can hook up directly to 3/8" tubing, so you can them all on the same water supply. I use these in my brooder and I can confirm that quail chicks won't drown in them.
Do you have pictures of your set up?
 

aart

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We are currently doing It! We have 4 brooder boxes that are in 2 stacks taking up 2 walls. I would like to get it down to one wall.
Pics of your setup?
How many birds do you have in there?
Are you hatching, brooding, then selling the chicks?
Curious what your goals are for so many birds.
...and....
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It's easy to do, (laptop version shown), then it's always there!
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Twisted Quail Acres

In the Brooder
Feb 19, 2019
13
12
24
Oklahoma
I really need pictures please. This is a new venture that has taken off and we spent the last 2 years playing catch up and would like to get ahead of this
 

Twisted Quail Acres

In the Brooder
Feb 19, 2019
13
12
24
Oklahoma
Pics of your setup?
How many birds do you have in there?
Are you hatching, brooding, then selling the chicks?
Curious what your goals are for so many birds.
...and....
Where in this world are you located?
Climate, and time of year, is almost always a factor.
Please add your general geographical location to your profile.
It's easy to do, (laptop version shown), then it's always there!
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Twisted Quail Acres on Facebook should answer your questions.....think out side of the box!
 
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