Need idea for cheap and large brooder.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Theeggboxtoo, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Theeggboxtoo

    Theeggboxtoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2010
    Alabama
    I need an idea for a cheap and large brooder that will fit 45 chicks for at least a month. 25 of the chicks are broilers but they will be moved out sooner. [​IMG] Please Help!
     
  2. Ivy061

    Ivy061 Out Of The Brooder

    85
    1
    41
    Aug 11, 2010
    Sulphur, LA
    You could get a large baby pool but eventually they will be able to fly over the edge so I would recommend putting something like netting over the top.
     
  3. BetterHensandGardens

    BetterHensandGardens Chillin' With My Peeps

    245
    3
    111
    Feb 28, 2010
    Clinton, OH
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    13,295
    18
    291
    Aug 25, 2008
    SC
    Call around to appliance places and ask them to save you a refrigerator box. 45 chicks for a month would be very crowded in a baby pool, unless they are bantams. I had an old 4 drawer dresser that I laid on it's back, knocked the partitions out of and fenced with wire. There were 8 chicks in there and they got crowded pretty fast.

    Best of luck with the new chicks! [​IMG]
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    9,279
    728
    321
    Apr 11, 2011
    Tn
    Or a big cardboard box. Sometimes grocery stores will give away their melon boxes. Line the bottom with a sheet of plastic or some trash bags and then cover that with bedding.
     
  6. Oktober

    Oktober Out Of The Brooder

    61
    0
    39
    Jun 6, 2011
    Rhode Island
    Quote:Very cool - thanks for sharing.

    -Okt
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by