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is this a good Chick Brooder

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Brave Rooster, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. Brave Rooster

    Brave Rooster Out Of The Brooder

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    So I'm getting 6 baby chicks and i already got my supplies but i was wondering if its good or not.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    What are the dimensions on the inside at the floor level? How long do you anticipate needing to keep them in this brooder? I would be sure to put plastic under it or lining it with plastic (then bedding over that) to avoid leakage and damage to the floor beneath.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    That should work fine, for a while atleast. However, you may need to put a lid/top on to prevent the chicks from jumping out as they get older. Also be sure to put a layer of good bedding down in it, such as a couple of inches of wood shavings.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The brooder looks pretty good to me, as long as you can safely hang a heat lamp over it or place another type of chick warmer in it. I would also recommend using shavings on the bottom, since you don't want the chicks walking on a slippery surface and getting splayed legs.

    Good luck with your chicks!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    IF you put a cover on it - only use wire, the chicks need the air flow and protection from household pets, etc.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. Brave Rooster

    Brave Rooster Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah i changed my mind I just got a tub instead
     
  9. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     

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