BROODER thread! Post pics of your brooders!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by arwmommy, May 17, 2007.

  1. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    Quote:those are brown leghorns
     
  2. ChickLit

    ChickLit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's our intermediate brooder that my husband built...Our 6 RIRs spent the first 2 weeks of their lives in a huge blue tote box, and graduated to this one this past Sunday.

    Obviously centered around a kid's swimming pool, hubby built the walls in a square. We filled in the corner gaps with a base of newspapers, covered with old towels (so we wouldn't lose any chickies who fell in!), and it's one of their favorite places to sit. (They seem to be very proud of themselves when they're able to jump/fly up there!) Heat lamp is adjustable up top if we need to, but so far the temp's been very stable.

    I covered the bottom of the pool with Rubbermaid shelf liner (the webbed rubber kind) to provide footing, and that is covered with pine shavings.

    It's hysterical to watch them run across the floor flapping like crazy, now that they have room to run!

    I've since put in a couple of stick perches, and they're loving those too [​IMG]

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  3. obe10

    obe10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow pretty babies [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickLit

    ChickLit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine? I agree...they really are pretty girls! Though this week they're lookin a bit scruffy with all the new feathers growing in and downy bits sticking out...but they look like they're going to be gorgeous hens, eventually! [​IMG]
     
  5. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    Here are mine
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  6. Lextextrapper

    Lextextrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's my brooders. I have added dimmer swithes to control the heat, but I would love to add a thermostat to automatically control the heat throughout the day. Any suggestions? I'm afraid if I use the bulbs with a thermostat that the light going off and on throughout the day and night would terrify the birds.
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  7. Leah and peeps

    Leah and peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So many great brooders here! [​IMG]
     
  8. ChickenLittleMom

    ChickenLittleMom New Egg

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    Hi All,

    I used a 25gallong aquarium I had picked up at a yard sale. After carefully cleaning and sanitizing it, the peepers were placed on pile of wood shavings. A screen came w/the tank, and a warming light, too, as this doubled as a reptile tank for previous owners. This was THE MOST CONVENIENT way to start my birds growing yet, and I've tried many of the other methods listed... one problem was that they messed up the water dispenser with the shavings... saw some practical, inexpensive ideas from other posts that should take care of it.
     
  9. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    we got chicks by surprise and i ended up putting them in my big corner garden tub till they could fly up on the edge lol [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CA
    Quote:OOOOooooOOOO!! what kind?!
     

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