How's THIS for a brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Badhbh, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seriously... a very small amount of modification, and I think it would work....
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  2. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a little expensive for me but it could be converted into a brooder. jmho..................johnny
     
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  3. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    True, it's on the spendy side when compared to a rubbermaid, but i've got a 4-cat-and-2-dog household [​IMG] It's all about the security [​IMG] I'm afraid the cats would gleefully munch any chicken nuggets that aren't in a wire enclosure...
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If you're just going to brood a few baby chicks, a simplier wire cage would work just as well, they don't need the hutch in there when they are babies. A kennel might be cheaper.
     
  5. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    True. Bah. Ok, so it wasn't such a fabulous idea after all. [​IMG] I always get so excited before I think things through.
     
  6. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
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  7. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Badhbh ... I see you are gearing up for your babies...one week to go! Everything looking good in the bator so far... [​IMG]
     
  8. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
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    wow. That kind of cage would be something I'd use when they dont need the light anymore and I move them outside.
     

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