Look who ended up in my master bath!!!

rainierlass

Songster
10 Years
Jan 1, 2010
313
5
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Eatonville,WA
They are 2 1/2 weeks old and 9 of them in a 45 gal Rubbermaid with waterer - feeder and roost I felt they needed more room -
asked hubby if he minded if I put them in our garden tub in the master bathroom - we RARELY use the tub - if it had jets am sure
I would use it more - -

He said he didn't care - he does shower in this room but I think it gives him an excuse to check on the brood - before the chicks came
I would show him pics of the breeds I wanted and he would say - "They are birds honey.......you know I don't like birds......" Now he
checks on them and reports temps to me!!! Altho I do hear him tell them "EGGS! I want EGGS!"
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Here they are in their new 'digs' - - my plan is to move them out to the coop @ 4 - 5 weeks with a heat lamp - it is totally enclosed so I think they will do fine - I will not open the pop-door until they are fully feathered.........now if I could just stop them from scratching all the chips into the waterer.....
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Brickman House

Songster
10 Years
Feb 24, 2009
352
7
131
We've brooded ducklings and goslings in our spare bathroom tub for two years now-- it is an absolutely IDEAL set up. Can't imagine why it wouldn't work equally perfectly for chicks.

I bet you'll love it!
 

Chickens14

Songster
10 Years
Nov 16, 2009
360
2
121
Ulster County NY
My DH has been really great but he is done with the smell of our basement... he says he comes in and the whole house stinks
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so he has said no more in the house... & not to mention I have a 2.5 month old boy crowing down there
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LOVE IT though
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sben451

Songster
11 Years
Aug 26, 2008
356
3
144
Anniston, AL
What a cool setup! I had 24 chicks last year in our antique clawfoot bathtub (inside a very large cardboard box). It made for a warm and cozy space for them, but eventually made for a very dusty bathroom. My DH is out scrounging right now in hopes of finding an old chest type freezer that we can turn into a brooder to use out in the storage building. It'll be insulated and we can cut out a place in the lid for hardware cloth and to place the heat lamp. It's really nice to be able to check on them often when they're inside, though. Have fun!
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