My new brooder (homemade)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shaylee, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. shaylee

    shaylee In the Brooder

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    Just wanted to share this, it is on my sunporch now, but I took this pic in the garage. The baby pool keeps the litter from being tossed, no escapees, the heat lamp goes thru the top pool thru the middle. It is easy to clean. I had to come up with this after some babies escaped last year and got into the sump pump water. (the other were running all over my basement) I havent had a problem with this so far. Was also cheap to make. I have a few chicks in there now. The bottom keep drafts down,litter in, chicks in, good ventilation and sooooo easy to clean. I use it for the real little ones until after feathering out. I dont keep too many in here, but it works great for my needs. I imagine you could use a larger pool.

    What do you think?



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  2. cluckychick

    cluckychick Songster

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    I think that's a awesome brooder box [​IMG]
     
  3. brkuk

    brkuk Songster

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    Nice work [​IMG]
     
  4. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    cool idea!!! do you just lift the whole thing to acess them? I think it would be great for juviniles!
     
  5. shaylee

    shaylee In the Brooder

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    Wow, that was fast,lol.
    I take the top pool off for feeding and watering, handling the chicks.,easy for me to reach the bottom. I can remove the mesh for cleaning the whole thing. Glad you like it. [​IMG]
     
  6. wishful suburbanite

    wishful suburbanite In the Brooder

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    Very neat. [​IMG]

    It reminds me of a giant hermit crab cage. XD
     
  7. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

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    That is very creative! I love it![​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2009
  8. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing

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    Very nice. Good thinking! [​IMG]
     
  9. Crazy_For_Chickens

    Crazy_For_Chickens Songster

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    Awesome!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
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    Very Good Job [​IMG]


    Omran
     

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