I want to see some pictures of some chick setups

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BarredBuff, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Songster

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    I want to see some pictures of some chick setups because this spring will be my first chick expierience and I would like to get the idea of what its supposed to look like.
     
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    Tala Flock Mistress

  3. wing it

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    heres one of mine [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. mediazeal

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    What are the dimensions on your brooder? Looks like a great set up.
     
  5. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    Mine is around 2' x 3.5' x 2' . It's made out of old windows with the glass removed and screened in. I'll be replacing the screen with hardware cloth before I use it again, my new cat is pretty determined. The light is on a dimmer so that I don't have to worry about raising and lowering it for heat control, though I am probably going to have to rewire it, it is being used by a felly BYCer and the light fizzled on her (sorry!). The floor is covered in vinyl, one side and the lid are hinged for easy access. My setup before was just a rubbermade tub with hardware cloth at the top. But, I was nervous about the sharp hardware cloth causing injury to a chick when we took them out or put them back in.

    This size works well for a few chicks or for a dozen or so very young chicks. It was perfect for my 6 silkies until they were ready to go outside.

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    WingIt: that's a pretty clever set up! I especially like the shelf underneath. Hmm, I bet I could reconfigure mine to make it bigger and add some legs on it to raise it up for some shelf space underneath.....
     
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  6. wing it

    wing it Songster

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    the one in the photos is about 24 x46 and 26 deep made of 3/4 plywood. The top is hinged and has an old window crank to raise it . I did add a small door to side after pics were taken. the light is mounted on 1 3/8 closet pole inside 1 1/2 pvc pipe and can be moved left, right, up and down
     

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