Good places to buy brooders?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by yanks26, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. yanks26

    yanks26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So right now I am hatching chicks in my incubator and selling them to people who have put orders in with me. I am a relatively small business with one hova-bator incubator. Now the problem is, sometimes I have a couple chicks left over and my customers don't want anymore so I need to invest in a brooder to keep them healthy and alive while they await a future home.

    My question is, where is a good place online to get a brooder to hold no more than 20 chickens yet is not $200?

    Also, what type of feeder and waterer should I get?
     
  2. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I would just go with a cardboard box and a heat light, a 1 gallon plastic waterer and a cheap tray feeder. Once you start buying electricity to keep the little buggers warm, you'll start losing your profit. I give away the ones I can't sell. Cheaper in the long run. JMHO
     
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  3. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Takes very little to make one, here is one of mine that uses two lights and some pine shavings...


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  4. Superman11383

    Superman11383 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine is very similar except I use a clip light and no lid
     
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    Quote:Mine too. You can buy the rubermaid totes at the Dollar Store and Walmart for $10. I use the mason jar feeders for chicks, cause Ive had a couple bantams get in the feed tray and get stuck. But standard size chicks dont have that problem.
     
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I just use a rubbermaid tote.

    There's no need to pay a lot of money for a brooder, IMO.
     
  7. Superman11383

    Superman11383 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great minds think alike..I personally use the red Rubbermaid tote
     
  8. yanks26

    yanks26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Should u cover the whole top like that? Would it be better to cut the top in half and just leave the other side open for fresh air?
     
  9. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

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