Had to make some renovations to their starter home

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tara7815, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. tara7815

    tara7815 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2009
    Inside one tote - we added a perch

    You can see the tunnel we built them

    Tunnel view from the inside

    And the view from above.

    They LOVE all the room!!!
  2. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    Very creative!!!
  3. Flintrock

    Flintrock Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 1, 2009
    Flint, TX
    Your brooder is very similar to the one we made. I had no idea how fast they were going to grow and I thought the four girls were going to stay in one tote for 6 weeks. At 2 1/2 weeks we added a second tote, used a five gallon paint bucket to create the tunnel for them. We also added a roost for them.

    At four weeks they were restless and we moved them outside to the coop and the run. I am just happy it wasn't winter. That transition would not have been so easy.

    I thought I had read everything and was well prepared. Boy did I have a rude awakening.

    It has been so much fun so far and I have not had any regrets. They are wonderful and are becoming great pets.

    Have fun and most of all congratulations!! They are cute.
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
  5. juliawitt

    juliawitt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2009
    Talk about inovative brooders.....When I got my baby chicks, we actually turned the guest bathtub into a brooder! No joke! It worked really, really well. What was really nice, was the easy access to check on them, the ability to control the temperature and the noise level. My husband lined the whole tub with a double layer painters drop cloth that he duck taped complete around the perimeter of the tub, 2 feet up. Rigged a really cool light that I could raise and lower as needed. When the chicks were 3 weeks old, we moved them to the hen house brooder.....they had begun flying out of the tub. When we cleaned up, we just untaped the cloth, folded everything up and took it to the burn pile. I would do it again in a heartbeat. I really like the container brooder though. I would have never thought to make a tunnel between the two! Very creative![​IMG]

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