Brooder set up pictures please

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 2seth2, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. 2seth2

    2seth2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 6, 2011
    Reno,NV
    I was hopeing some people would hav pictures of thier brooder set up for me. If i am correct you keep chicks in the brooder till they are 6 weeks old( tell me if I am wrong). And i was woundering how you make a brodder that holds them in.
     
  2. Chicken George

    Chicken George Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's cold where you live keep them in an incubator untill they outgrow it.
     
  3. 2seth2

    2seth2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 6, 2011
    Reno,NV
    so what is the average age they out grow it
     
  4. Chicken George

    Chicken George Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I t all depends on the breed and how big your brooder is. I am also rearing chicks who are getting bigger every day so maby by next week I'll move them. Hao big are our chicks anyway?
     
  5. AmyLM

    AmyLM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Started off with:

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    2nd versian:

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    Current: Heat lamp is off to the side)


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  6. 2seth2

    2seth2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 6, 2011
    Reno,NV
    cool setup

    i am getting ameracanas
     
  7. AmyLM

    AmyLM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one ;) Shes a big chick but she also reminds me of the God Father. She sends other chicks to fix misbehavior and when one does stand up to her the little male phoenix (who seems to adore her) comes running over to defend her. Its really adorable!
     
  8. 2seth2

    2seth2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 6, 2011
    Reno,NV
    thats so cute
     
  9. heres our set up

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    [​IMG]top view
     
  10. featheredroots

    featheredroots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amy that brooder rocks! I'd love to have one like that for our chickies, but with 2 dogs and 2 cats I'd never be able to keep them safe.

    Seth, I made our brooder out of a plastic tote, cut the top out and covered it with chicken wire, and put it in the master bath tub. I keep the bedroom door shut to keep all the predators out, but if they do get in, the babies are still safe. Just the other day one of my J.R's got in there, and was trying to chew the top! [​IMG] Needless to say she got in big trouble, but all the chickies are just fine. [​IMG]


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