Convenient Earth Friendly Brooder Cloth

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LovinMyPeeps, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. LovinMyPeeps

    LovinMyPeeps Sees Wine Dots

    Mar 22, 2009
    Heuvelton, NY
    So I was pondering my excessive use of papertowels in my brooder and I came up with a cheap and easy solution. I went to lowes and bought cheap cotton canvas dropcloths and cut them to fit the brooders, enough for 2 each so I can wash one while I'm using the other. The chicks have no problems with caught nails, they shake out easily and clean well and then you can even wash them in a light bleach solution to sanatize them between batches of chicks! Not a bad solution for around 8 bucks. [​IMG]
  2. kb010

    kb010 Out Of The Brooder

    Brilliant! that is a really good idea. I especially love the fact that you can add a little bleach to sanitize between uses.

    way to use your noggin haha [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2009
  3. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    great idea! im all over it!
  4. TXmom

    TXmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think that's a great option for some people...good thinking.

    However, I don't really want to wash that much chicken poo...I just put the poopy paper towels in my compost pile. It'll be great for my garden next year [​IMG]
  5. LovinMyPeeps

    LovinMyPeeps Sees Wine Dots

    Mar 22, 2009
    Heuvelton, NY
    Right now I don't have access to my compost (I'm renovating a farm house but not living there) I compost in cat litter buckets, but as soon as I have the house (and coop!) up and running the compost idea is a great idea too!! [​IMG]
  6. laurenlulu

    laurenlulu Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    I've been using shredded up newspaper- perfect for composting, and FREE!!
  7. animal nut

    animal nut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    S. E Ohio
    I love the drop cloth idea. I wish I had thought of this for this year. I will definately use it the next time. I am all for eco friendly..........

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