First timer brooder box

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by no1hilbily, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. no1hilbily

    no1hilbily Songster

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    found a nice metal tub thanks for all the advise here are the chicks just got them home today [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Quote:[​IMG] Is that a food tray stretching across the brooder? Holy Smokes!!! Don't you think they'll fill that full of poop before they eat that much feed?
     
  3. domino7

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    Man, why all the criticism lol? I think it looks great. I use the plastic totes too. They're so easy to clean. You'll figure out what works best for you as you go. Don't worry, just enjoy them.
     
  4. no1hilbily

    no1hilbily Songster

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    going to get different one tomorrow
     
  5. newchicks5

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    cute chicks!
     
  6. no1hilbily

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    No it wont fill up with poop got home from work today and it is almost empty surprised me
     
  7. no1hilbily

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    new brooder they out grew the metal tub quick[​IMG]
     
  8. SilkieChickenLover336

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    nice!! i like it! add a roosting bar!
     
  9. riomurphy

    riomurphy In the Brooder

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    I am a 1st time poster on this site, and soon to be chick owner. My 6 chicks are arriving in 10 days. I have researched brooders and found that the plastic tote boxes / containers work great for a 1st time brooding box. So, that's what I am going with. I have the feeder, waterer, shavings, brooding lamp, and paper towels, all ready to go. Is there anything else I am missing or not thinking of? Any advice to a first timer, would be very much appreciated. Thanks for your advice.
     

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