Chick Crib Brooder Idea

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jenski, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Jenski

    Jenski Songster

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    Just saw this on our local craigslist, and while it has already been sold (surprise!), I saved a pic to share with BYC in case anyone out there is handy with woodworking. The only thing I am not sure of is where you would put a heat lamp, but there are several ways you could do it. Pretty cool, though!


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    nashville craigslist > for sale / wanted > farm & garden
    Chicken Crib for new chicks! - $50 (franklin)

    Date: 2011-03-05, 9:28AM CST
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    I made this chicken crib for my kids to watch their new chicks grow and develop. We are not getting any new chicken this year so its clearance time! It has a plexiglass window, metal mesh floor with a pvc roofing material tray that comes out to clean. The lid is simple and hinges back to feed and water the little critters. Its about the same size as a portable baby crib.

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  2. TeamChaos

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    That is gorgeous and a fair price! Wonder if they maker would considering making some more just to sell. Neat, I'm glad you shared!
     
  3. GeneJordan

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    i like that... and my sis lives out in franklin...
     
  4. mcfarmall

    mcfarmall In the Brooder

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    I could build that, but I wouldn't want it taking up space for the 2 years between uses. My plan is to raise egg machines and rotate them out every 2 years. What do you do with layers that have laid all they were born with?? Give 'em away as pets? Eat 'em? How long will they live?

    I am picking my chicks (ISA Browns) up Tuesday and will be brooding them in a Rubbermaid tote that is about 18 x 36. When they outgrow that I have an irregular shaped black plastic yard pond liner that they will be moving into before getting the boot out to their new coop.
     
  5. CowgirlPenny

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    That is a neat idea. We just had a nice bonfire burning my son's crib that was recalled. Wish I'd thought of that!
     
  6. tammyd57

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    Quote:Instead of only hatching every two years (or ordering new chicks), just replace 1/2 of them every year, starting the second year. That way you always have 1/2 your flock as 1st year layers (their best production year) and keeps eggs coming all the time.
     
  7. Jenski

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    Quote:My first Australorp hen is 5-6 years old now, and she still lays an egg every other day . . .
     
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