Containing dust in garage chick brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by eedelavan, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. eedelavan

    eedelavan Hatching

    Jan 16, 2014
    Hello great brain! I'm looking to add a couple of chicks to my wee flock. After our first batch, and experiencing all the dust, I'd like to find an alternative to our downstairs bathroom or open in the garage. We bike commute and chicky dust and bike chains don't get along so well. So here's my idea, and I want to hear what you might think: I want to get a collapsable greenhouse, maybe 5'x5' or so, put it in the garage, then use an EcoGlow for a warmer instead of a heat lamp or ceramic animal heater like I used with my previous chicks. I can open the green house vents for ventilation, but at least most of the dust would be contained that way. Thoughts? Any other ideas for containing dust in a garage? Thanks!
  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Songster

    Nov 30, 2007
    emmet MI
    Welcome to the land of Oz. [​IMG] It sounds like a good idea, I've never used a greenhouse for chicks but I know people do. I'm sure they'll chime in.You could also cover your bikes with old sheets or plastic when they're in the garage. [​IMG]

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