I want to raise baby chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mattsiewrt94, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. Mattsiewrt94

    Mattsiewrt94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2013
    So I wanted to order some chicks from a low minimum hatcherie I just wanted about 3 or 4 but I have no place to keep them in I have a box for when they are little but when they start getting big and still need the heat lamp what is something cheap I can make to keep them in
  2. Branch Chickens

    Branch Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2014
    China, Maine
    I've seen a lot of people on here just tape cardboard boxes together and cut "doors" in between them.
    I've also seen several people suggest those big watermelon boxes that they have in grocery stores. If you live in a climate where they're currently selling watermelons, the stores are usually willing to part with an empty box for free. One of the pluses to those is that they have tall sides.
    We have a 54 gallon Rubbermaid tote (about 20 bucks) for when our babies first come home, but since we have 9, we'll need more space after the first couple of weeks.
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  3. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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