Cleaning the brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TcherDawn, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. TcherDawn

    TcherDawn Granite State Chook

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    Can I just take out my 8 babies, put them into another box, quickly clean up their mess, then pop them back in? They have made quite a mess of the paper towels in the few hours they have been in there. Can't wait to see the mess in the morning!
     

  2. write2caroline

    write2caroline Songster

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    Yeah, I use a laundry basket lined with paper towels and my daughter watches them while I clean the brooder every couple of days.
    Caroline
     
  3. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Songster

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    That's the way I do it.
     
  4. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Songster

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    I let mine hangout in the bathtub while I clean mine out and let it sit in the sun for a while.
     
  5. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    I use a pet carrier for small animals for mine. They are cramped but they're not in it very long. I keep a spray bottle and I spray it then wipe it out. put down fresh towels, food and water and put them back in. Takes only a few minutes. I give the brooder a good soaking in the tub with bleach between hatches. Then leave it in the sun to dry.
     

  6. MCCmomof3

    MCCmomof3 In the Brooder

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    Yes, I used a clear plastic container that I lined with paper towels or newspapers while I quickly changed out the bedding in their brooder, cleaned the roosting pole and the waterer and feeder.
     

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