Interesting brooder - pic

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stephensc7146, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. stephensc7146

    stephensc7146 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My garden tub is now my chicken brooder for the next couple months. Thought it was interesting enough to share :)
     
  2. Hotelclepto

    Hotelclepto Out Of The Brooder

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    That's great!
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Just a suggestion--I'd angle that heat lamp straight down so in heats a smaller area. In a heated house you need to be sure they can get away from the heat more than you need to warm them up. The majority of the brooder space should be ambient temp, not heated by the lamp.
     
  4. stephensc7146

    stephensc7146 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, I tilted it down just a little bit ago [​IMG]. I put my hand under it to see how warm it was and it wasn't very warm.. tilted it down and it was nice and toasty.
    Thank you for the advice though! :) Always welcome.
     

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