Chick Brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SpotsandStripes, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. SpotsandStripes

    SpotsandStripes Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a couple ideas about what I am going to make my brooder from and I finally settled on using a cavvy cages idea

    http://www.guineapigcages.com/images/kitchen_cage.jpg

    have a look at the picture and see what you think. It's relatively cheap and uses square metal panels so that I can make it smaller of bigger when necessary and then you put some coroplast down which works surprisingly well as insulation and is easy to clean. [​IMG]

    Although I now have a brooder i'm still unsure on what bedding to use as lots of websites say different things, so I wanted to know what your opinion was and what has worked well for you.

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  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG]

    Now how high would the panels be? I'm afraid the chicks would fly up and roost on those. My only warning is not to use news paper.
     
  3. SpotsandStripes

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    They are about 30 cm each but I can stack about 2 on top of each other and then put netting over the top so that should hopefully keep them in [​IMG]
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Sounds good to me [​IMG]
     

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