Brooder Question from Newbie

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by winniegirl, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. winniegirl

    winniegirl Songster

    Sep 15, 2008
    Hey all!! I'm getting some babies next month [​IMG]

    Is there a section in here that describes brooders? Under the section "Raising Chicks, First 60 Days" I see some info--is that it?
    Any more specifics for the brooder set up?
    Is a 100 watt bulb good enough?
    Is that bulb safe with a plastic tub?
    Paper towels instead of shavings? Read that somewhere

    I have 2 full grown hens that I rehomed in Oct, but haven't had chicks since I was a kid. We never had a brooder set up--just kept them in the basement till they were 3 months then back to Grandpa's farm they went!! They were always about 2 weeks old when we got them, we never lost one but they never had a heat lamp, either go figure [​IMG] They had newspapers and fancy cardboard boxes that Dad swapped out as they got bigger, and they had to leave when my mother couldn't stand the smell anymore [​IMG]

    Good grief I'm only getting 3 babies!!! You can all stop laughing now, or not... [​IMG]

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