Lid on Brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HippieChick76, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. HippieChick76

    HippieChick76 Blossom Backyard Farm

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    Our first chicks have learned to spread their wings. When I went downstairs to check on them this morning in the brooders, I found one of our cochin bantams roosting on the edge of the tub, lol. I decided it was past time to make a screen for the top of each tub. Looking back now, I should have built the lids to begin with. Live and learn. This new chick mama learned her lesson. [​IMG]
     
  2. Ourfamilyflock

    Ourfamilyflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just used a mesh screen and hot glued magnets on it and the brooder to cover it.
     
  3. sweetpea409

    sweetpea409 Out Of The Brooder

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    I use a big storage tub for my brooder, and what I did was on the lid, I cut out all of the middle that wasn't necessary for the lid's stability and fit to the tub, and I hot glued a screen to it. That way, I can easily access the chicks by opening the lid, yet they have ample air circulation.

    I had to have a lid the day I got my chicks, because not only do I not trust my cat, but I guess one jumped out of the box TSC put them in while my husband was driving them home. Ooops! lol
     
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  4. HippieChick76

    HippieChick76 Blossom Backyard Farm

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    I ended up using some 1x2 that were leftover from a project that was completed ages ago. The boards have a nice weathered look...yeah, that's it...a weathered look, lol! Just a basic screen with some hardware cloth that I had. It keeps the new chicks who found their wing feathers safely inside the brooder.
     
  5. StarryEyzz

    StarryEyzz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have this exact set up. Works GREAT...other than I now need to upgrade to a bigger size since they are growing and I added two more chicks.
     

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