Escape Escape Escape!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bturbo87, May 17, 2010.

  1. bturbo87

    bturbo87 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2010
    darn fuzz butt..... good thing theyre going outside in a week or so
  2. LeezyBeezy

    LeezyBeezy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    Lancaster PA
  3. fastpat

    fastpat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, they'll easily escape from that container, and it will get worse as they get older. By the time they're four weeks old, they need at least 3/4 square foot floor space each.

    I had a 16-18 inchs high cardboard divider in the spare bathroom where the chicks are. It lasted until they were old enough to get over it. Then, eventually, they became too heavy for it and flattened it out. I took it out as useless and in the way, so now they have the entire bathroom as their "brooder room", I'll just have to clean it later when they're in the coop in a couple of weeks.
  4. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2009
    Sunny side up :)
    I cut a large center hole in the rubbermaid container lid and then put hardware cloth or chicken wire over the hole you can bolt it down with washers and bolts etc. Then you can put the lid on and they cant fly out. I also feel the chicks are safer that way in case the cat gets ideas or the rope from the heat lamp breaks.
  5. 4 luv of eggs

    4 luv of eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    I didn't think about cutting a big hole in the lid, that's a great idea. I just draped some screen material and clamped it down with some potato chip bag clips. It works but I like your idea better.
  6. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

    May 15, 2010
    I have my babies in a BIG parrot cage. I have no worries of them escaping or my cats getting hungry. The temp stays perfect and I can easily enough get them out and love on them.

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