Critique my brooder and stuff :)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickyfarm, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. chickyfarm

    chickyfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! I'm new to chickens, and will be getting my babies on 4/13. Just looking for opinions on the brooder and all the stuff that I have to go with it.

    Here's what I have:

    plastic swimming pool and that plastic panel brooder you buy at the store.
    2 -chick waterers (so they can't drown)
    2 - 8 hole feeders
    pine bedding with paper towels over the top
    heat lamp with red bulb
    feed (though I will be picking this up later)
    organic ACV for their water
    electrolytes
    food safe DE for sprinkling around when they go to their coop - that helps with mites right?

    I also plan on fermenting the food since it sounds like it really works well for less mess.

    I think that's all I have.

    Can I use just any branches I find for a perch for the chicks? What kind of perch will I need in the coop?

    Any and all advise is so very welcomed!
     
  2. mama k

    mama k Out Of The Brooder

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    Sounds good! I'd also consider a digital thermometer with an alarm. :)
     
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  3. chickyfarm

    chickyfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I knew there was something I was missing :)
     
  4. mama k

    mama k Out Of The Brooder

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    Glad to help! Have fun! :)
     

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