Brooders

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pueawjapygrta, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. pueawjapygrta

    pueawjapygrta Out Of The Brooder

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    spencereb Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello pueawjapygrta,
    At the end of your link, a summary reccomends 1 sqft per chick at two months.
    So I would get a sheet of plywood (4x8) or 32 sqft. Bunches of cardboard boxes and a couple rolls of duct tape. It would be a simple matter to measure the proper dimensions and periodically adjust the size of your temporary brooder as your chicks grow. All this assuming no predator issues in the home. But then after two months comes the real hassel. Do you have adequate outside facilities for 30 big birds?
    Good luck, Spence
     
  3. ncboman

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    I've used plywood as well. I nailed 2x12s around the perimeter for walls. One sheet will work 30 chicks. [​IMG]
     
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    urbanagrarian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    jaboo81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    built my own
     

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