Dog Carrier Brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mendogurl, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. mendogurl

    mendogurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Question for those of you who have used a Dog carrier-- where do you attach the heat lamp since it is solid on top?
     
  2. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    I haven't used a carrier, but I have used a metal large dog kennel. Mine is wire on top. I actually thread the cord through the top and have the lamp on the inside. It has an adjustable dial on it so I can change the heat level.
    How many chicks are you putting in there?
     
  3. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    you can run a wire between the two wire ventilation panels and run it through the little circular ring in the clamp part of the light, if you are using clamp on lights. That way it can NEVER fall and cause a fire. You can raise and lower the light by loosening and tightening the wire. Put it toward the front of the crate so some of the heat can dissipate out the door and they don't overheat, or put a thermometer down there and REALLY check the floor temps.
     
  4. BrackenFarms

    BrackenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    assuming the carrier is the light tan plastic type attach the light to the wire door
     
  5. mendogurl

    mendogurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes that's the type of carrier. I wasn't sure if the heat source had to be hanging from above.
     
  6. BrackenFarms

    BrackenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just get a thermometer in there and make sure that for the first week there is enough room for each bird to have a 95 degree temp... and drop the temp five degrees each week until you get to 70 degrees by that time they should be full feathered at which point they are ready to go outside...
     

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