I made a small second floor for my makeshift brooder

Melontine

Songster
May 26, 2019
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They seem to love it. The older chicks (4-6 weeks) fly up there to hang out and stretch their wings a bit more. Only baby (almost 2 weeks) can’t make it up there yet.
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I’d like to move them outside before it gets too much colder, but until baby is feathered enough making the brooder more fun will have to do.

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I just use a semi clear tote with wood shavings and a brooder plate in the bottom. Usually top it off with chicken wire, but for this I needed a plank across the first tote and a second upside down tote on top. It has plenty of ventilation too with some holes cut out around the top and a small gap between the two totes.
Nothing fancy but my chicks are loving it.
 

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