Brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Houndsview, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. Houndsview

    Houndsview In the Brooder

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  2. Wyorp Rock

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    I could see that working as long as you place it somewhere cool like an unheated garage.
    I would put another layer of plastic on the floor then add shavings.

    For a source of heat for your chicks - use a heating pad instead of heat lamp - this will provide your chicks with that one warm spot they need without worrying about a heat lamp melting the fabric. https://www.backyardchickens.com/th...d-in-the-brooder-picture-heavy-update.956958/

    Also just a curiosity question:) Is this your first chicks ever? If so, do you have your coop/run ready? Brooding inside the coop is always an option is you have electric in it.
     
  3. Houndsview

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    I have raised pekin ducks but no chicks yet, getting Orpington's at the end of the month
     
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    How many chicks do you plan on raising in there?
     
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  6. Wyorp Rock

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    Good question!

    @Houndsview is your chicken coop ready?
    I see you are getting 10chicks. Which size exercise pen are you thinking about using?
    Chicks grow very fast, so having a generous amount of room is always the way to go.
    If you are getting the smallest size (29"X29") that gives you about 4sq ft of space, with a heat source, water and feed, 10 chicks will be crowded pretty quickly.
     
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