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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bawgawk bawk, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. bawgawk bawk

    bawgawk bawk In the Brooder

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    Can i use my newly built coop as the brooder and if so, should i block off the nests so they don't poop in them? I have a heat lamp and it is[​IMG] in my heated garage until spring.
     

  2. Tmoorie

    Tmoorie In the Brooder

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    I was wondering the same thing but my coop is not inside a garage. I will keep them inside for at least 3 weeks.
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

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    I would definitely use the coop as the brooder.
    Closing the nests is a good idea until they start sleeping on the roosts.

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    If you can provide electric. I'd brood in an outside building even down to 30F. Just make sure at those temps you have 2 heat sources in case one goes out during the night.
     
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  4. ChickenCanoe

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    OK so keep the coop in the garage for a few weeks. Make sure they have good ventilation in that coop.
     
  5. bawgawk bawk

    bawgawk bawk In the Brooder

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    There is a large hardware cloth window on the other side that also closes. Thanks.
     

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