My new brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Otis12, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Otis12

    Otis12 New Egg

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    Just set up my new brooder a few days ago. Picked a large tote sitting around the house. It was Iimportant to have a window so my kids could see them. So I cut out one side and hot glued a peice of plexi-glass. Then I cut out a large hole in the top and drilled out some holes to zip tie some extra cage wire I had for ventilation.

    Ended up being a cat tv lol

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  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks fantastic! I wish I'd had a piece of plexiglass for mine! Definitely looks better than my wire window!
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  3. ElitePoultry

    ElitePoultry Caviar of Chickens

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    really cool! I use those totes also. they work easy to hold about 10 chicks for a week.

    Does lowes carry plexiglass like that?
     
  4. Otis12

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    Yea the tubs don't last long. I have a grow out pen and coop for young chicks when they get to big. Lowes should have it for about $5-$10.
     
  5. Otis12

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    I got some silkie chicks along with my others (2barred rock, 2ee,1 silver laced Wyandotte) so I needed more room. Built a big brooder 4x2

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  6. BrittBergh

    BrittBergh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My cat would never leave the "tv" lol
     
  7. sweettea75

    sweettea75 Out Of The Brooder

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    My dogs love chicken TV, too. A little too much.
     

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