I need a cold weather brooder that will hold heat well.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by OkChickens, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

    Dec 1, 2010
    Owasso, Oklahoma
    I live in Oklahoma and I am currently hatching right now and I currently have a brooder that I made a few years ago out of pallets but it doesn't hold heat very well. I am wanting to build something either 2x8, 3x8, or 4x8. I am going to build it to have a divider that I can insert as needed. I will be hatching every weekend. It will be in a shop that is NOT insulated or heated. Any ideas would be great! Thanks

  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
  3. The Chickeneer

    The Chickeneer ~A Morning's Crow~

    In very cold weather, you want to make sure it can hold heat. Try insulating the brooder, if there is no top, you should put one on, and a lot of people also put very thick blankets over the brooder in order to keep the heat in. Make sure the brooder is not directly under a window or out in the open, it wil hold more heat iof its in a corner where its not drafty. Hope this helps

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