I finished building my first brooder (pics)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tara7815, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. tara7815

    tara7815 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2009
    I had my daughter help me - we're supposed to be getting our Rhode Island Reds tonight.
    Can you take a pic at the pics and tell me if something looks wrong - or like I should do something differently?
    I'd appreciate it.
  2. tara7815

    tara7815 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2009
    almost forgot to show you their make shift perch.
    It used to be a wall rack that held canned goods in our pantry I cut off a section and put it upside down.
    Do you think this will work for a while?
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Cool!!!! [​IMG]
  4. DuckFanatic

    DuckFanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2009
    Looks great! Nice job!!
    BTW- [​IMG]
  5. tara7815

    tara7815 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2009
    Thanks guys!
    And thanks for the warm welcome...

    btw... um.. any thoughts on how many chicks I can put in this brooder?
  6. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

    Jan 19, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    Nice job! [​IMG]
    I actually like it, its simple, cheap, looks good, and serves its purpose well
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Now we want to see it with chicks in it.
  8. silentrunning

    silentrunning Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2009
    Venice, Florida
    I would pull the sheving unit out for the first few days. Baby chicks are very curious and uncoordinated. That could get them trapped. I also would get 2 good thermometers and put one in the middle at chick level and the other on one end. Have a good assortment of different watt bulbs so you can adjust the heat. I use this same set up for our qualis and it works great.

  9. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Medford, Oregon
    ^^^^ what he said - take out the metal grate. You wouldn't want any little ones getting their toes stuck and break a toe, foot or leg.

    I'd switch to a red light as well. Red is calming and they can sleep better. Reading lots of posts again about folks with chicks picking on each other.

    How many are you planning on putting in there?

    OH - and most important - we need to see pics of the little ones.

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy them. They will start to grow overnight.
  10. brooders are that hard to make i see

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