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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by aineheartsyou, Jun 15, 2011.
not completely done with it yet but its close enough to work
Oh my gosh! That's a HUGE brooder... what're you putting in there? Emu's? LOL!
close to 30 ducklings and goslings
Quote:Thats funny only because we just made a quick brooder for our garage (since we don't want to have them inside anymore...done that). It is approx. 4'x4'. We put some 1/2" welded wire in a corner of the brooder where we put the water. That way when they are sloppy it drains away.
its bottom is a 4'x8' and the lil section to the right will be for the water. I wanted to put mesh in it and some sort of container underneath but i didnt find anything i liked in time so i will put towels down and then i have these rubbery floor squares that connect together so the water can go down to the towels and they arent stepping in it
can i ask what did you paint it with? is it a special type of paint? i have a brooder id love to paint but dont know whats safe to use (and hopefully waterproof?)
Quote:I used oil based porch paint. I read a thread somewhere on here where someone painted their coop floor with it and recommended it. it sucks to work with but I am very pleased with the results
A monster brooder for sure, but it will be tight with that many birds down the road. Smart thinking of going that large. They only need it for 3 weeks and then you are in the clear. I would consider putting in an divider so you can give them more space as they grow. Cuts back on cleaning too.
Nice big brooder. They will out grow it in a week and be trampling over each other. I have a huge kiddies pool for mine and I had 14 ducklins and 4 goslings and they out grew it in 2 weeks so got evicted to outside permanently.