Brooder question!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bethanyc, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. bethanyc

    bethanyc Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay guys! So my mom found someone who used this as a brooder. We are both interested in it but we would like some feed back. Questions about the light, do you think the light hanging over this(with the mesh top off) will create a fire hazard? Anyone ever used this as a brooder? Thanks yall!!![​IMG]
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    It is always best to make a brooder with metal fencing over it in my opinion, and the lamp above the fencing. The lamp will need to be secured so that flying chickens won't make it fall. I use metal wire to secure the lamp at least two ways. The lamp should be far enough away from flammables as well.

    Check the coops section of byc for some ideas...there is a brooder section, and also a brooder thread:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/6233/brooder-thread-post-pics-of-your-brooders
    286 page thread!
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2015

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