New bigger brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by carladababe, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. carladababe

    carladababe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Dixon, Missouri
    I am almost finished with a bigger brooder I'm building (no kidding, I'm building) for my 11, 3 week old chicks. It is 4'X8'and almost 2 feet high. I'm using left over clear plastic panels from a green house I bought that was flattened after 70 mile/hr winds Spring of last year. All are still in my guest room, easier to keep warm, safe, and I really didn't like that carpet anyway. My question is, can I move my girls into it tonight or is it better to wait until the morning and let them adjust during day light hours?[​IMG]
  2. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    I think you could do it either way. Many people find moving adult birds into a new coop easier at night, as they settle down more easily.

    That sounds like a great idea using the green house panels! Do you have pictures? [​IMG]

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