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Homemade Brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by thatduckguyy, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My eggs are hatching in 12 days so i need to make their brooder. Can you guys please post some pictures of yours? Thanks![​IMG]
     
  2. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine is just a big old rubbermaid water trough.

    we've use an old rubbermaid tote.

    i've seen one that was just a 2x4 frame, one end with thin particle board for sides and end cap, the other covered in chicken wire, with a hinged top.

    basically, you can use anything that will contain your birds.

    when it was hot and my chicks didn't have feathers, yet, i just a 100@ household bulb in my lamp. otherwise, a 250W heat lamp

    doesn't have to be anything extravagant, but it can be if you want it to.
     
  3. ruthless

    ruthless Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HOMEBODY12 Out Of The Brooder

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    I used an old freezer with the door removed and laid on it's side, i made a top with chicken wire and wood, hung a light bulb on one end and it gives my 38 chicks plenty of room to play.[​IMG]
     
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    Sparky43 Out Of The Brooder

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    I used a large dog crate lined with a cardboard box and a light shining into it. It seems to work very well for 6 chicks.
     
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