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Cardboard brooder box

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ladykbug, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. ladykbug

    ladykbug In the Brooder

    Apr 1, 2012
    I know some are not big on a cardboard box as a brooder, but ours is working well. We keep a nice layer of pine shavings down and have had no trouble with a wet bottom.

    I wanted to let others know where we got it.... for free I might add !

    At a furniture store! Our local furniture store lets us have boxes for free....recliner boxes - like a Lazy Boy are nice--they are usually square and have very tall sides which work well for a brooder box

    So, if you can't find a box large enough, ask your furniture store if they have boxes going in the dumpster and you could be in business ... for free!

  2. OreoPlymothRock

    OreoPlymothRock Songster

    Apr 3, 2012
    i have the same kind! don't feel embarrassed. it saves money, that's all that matters
  3. Bamaroo

    Bamaroo In the Brooder

    Apr 5, 2012
    I'm using a potato box (very heavy cardboard) I got from a local grocery store. Works great for brooder. No problem with this...

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