Brooder vs. tractor question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mackenziesmomma, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. mackenziesmomma

    mackenziesmomma Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, this may be a silly question...

    Does it make a difference if I keep my 1 week old chicks in the brooder (aka, dog crate) or if I move em to a chicken tractor?

    I will still keep the light on em so they don't get cold. They will have more room (I guess they will have to move under the light if they get cold) and will be on grass instead of shavings.

    whataya think? [​IMG]
     
  2. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
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    It all depends on the state you are in. What state do you live in and [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. mackenziesmomma

    mackenziesmomma Out Of The Brooder

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    thx [​IMG] I am in Texas.

    I have my "big" chickens in tractors with a covered part to keep em out of the heat. The tractor I built for the chicks is smaller (5x2.5) with a 2 ft. covered part to give em shade.
     
  4. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
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    Ok since you are in texas they can go out there in the tractor. Just make sure it is really predator proof and make it so they can get out of the light so they dont overheat. Can you post a picture of the tractor? Thanks- Chickenman8
     
  5. mackenziesmomma

    mackenziesmomma Out Of The Brooder

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    I gotta figure out the image thing here.. ugh. brb w/ pic hopefully [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Aug 5, 2008
  6. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
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    Those are some nice tractors.
     

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