Brooder of doom!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by aineheartsyou, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not completely done with it yet but its close enough to work [​IMG]
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  2. FarmrGirl

    FarmrGirl MooseMistress

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    Oh my gosh! That's a HUGE brooder... what're you putting in there? Emu's? LOL!
     
  3. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    close to 30 ducklings and goslings
     
  4. Eroc1_1

    Eroc1_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  5. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  6. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    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?)
     
  7. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  8. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    super! thanks [​IMG]
     
  9. The Duck ABC's

    The Duck ABC's Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  10. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.
     

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