Lining a brooder box with a tarp?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Quatelmon, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Quatelmon

    Quatelmon Out Of The Brooder

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    We made a plywood brooder box. I want to line it with a tarp so that the tarp covers the bottom, comes up and over the sides walls of the brooder. I will clip the tarp along the top of the box so that it stays put, and then put the pine shavings down. I want to do this so that I can just lift up the whole tarp, bring it to the compost, and clean it off really well. Does this sound like a bad idea? Thanks in advance!!!
     
  2. OreoPlymothRock

    OreoPlymothRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like a really good idea! [​IMG]
     
  3. mwdudley

    mwdudley Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm going to say thank you for that idea I'm going to try it too . I've just started this project with the brooder .
     
  4. Quatelmon

    Quatelmon Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm glad people think it's a good idea! I wasn't going to put a bottom on the brooder, and just put a tarp underneath it, but then I got to thinking what if I could just take the whole tarp outside instead of scooping out litter once a week? I just wanted to see if there was a reason no one else has done this (I can't really find any pictures of it done online) I'll post pictures tomorrow when it's all set up!
     
  5. SarahBee

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    I plan on doing this exact same thing but using a vinyl billboard ad instead of a tarp. I work for a billboard company so I have tons of them. Should look interesting!
     

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