Build new brooders

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by carbide, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. carbide

    carbide Out Of The Brooder

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    Help this is what I want to build, Brooders. One about the size to hold up to 50 chicks for approx 1-2 weeks. With a heater. no lights and someway to control the heat. Where do I buy all these things from. heaters and thermomstats, as well as information on the size and dimensions that I need to build them in. And then take the same 50 chicks out of this brooder to another brooder to be built that should last from 2 to 6 weeks old.. Need dimensions and all accessories for this one too.. Please somebody tell me where I can aquire this information from and how to purchase what I need. Requesting HELP in WV. Carbide
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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    I would seriously look at the Ohio brooder and size it for 50+ chicks.
    You can just elevate it as the chicks grow and there's no need to build more than one.
    Use ceramic heat emitters in place of the heat lamps they use.
    http://web.extension.illinois.edu/hkmw/downloads/46524.pdf

    I don't use a thermostat with it but it would cut energy if it was warm outside to have one.


    http://www.morelectricheating.com/p...D ACCESSORIES/PLUG IN INLINE THERMOSTATS.aspx

    Something like this would work too. Just keep it far enough from the brooder.

    http://www.thermocube.com/
     
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  3. carbide

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    . Coming on give more ideals
     
  4. carbide

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    Chicken canoe
    Thanks for the info on the brooder
     
  5. carbide

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    I can not believe no one has built this type brooder
     

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