New Brooder - OUT of the House!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Acre4Me, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

    Nov 12, 2017
    Western Ohio
    17 chicks, 2 weeks old. We've kicked them out of the house into the garage! Whew! So happy to have the little fluff-butts out of the bathroom! The first week was ok, and helpful as we could keep a good and frequent eye on them (particularly the Dark Brown Leghorns which seemed prone to mild cases of pasty butt the first week). The second week brought more smell and dust. I knew 2 weeks was going to be about max time inside, and I was right!

    Since these are first batch - ever - of chicks for us, the coop isn't built yet (we have another area to put them in few weeks if coop is not done), but when it is, I'm pretty sure all future batches of chicks will be put there after 1 week of close supervision.

    Old Digs ( large jacuzzi tub 4.5' x 2.5') lined with plastic and paper and pine shavings. Screen Shot 2018-03-15 at 1.55.03 PM.png

    New Digs: 3'x6' rolling cart:
    Screen Shot 2018-03-15 at 1.55.51 PM.png

    And New Digs with Chicks added:
    There are 17 of them, but many are hiding under the heat plate:
    Screen Shot 2018-03-15 at 1.56.25 PM.png
    Of course, I need to thank my spouse for building this to my specifications! He's so sweet and handy! The 11yo helped too, and learned a few things while helping to build it!
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  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

    Nov 7, 2012
    Nice job. Building projects are fun. Especially when there's a helper.
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  3. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

    Jul 3, 2016
    Pac NW
    My Coop
    I love the cart. What a neat idea! If the weather is nice you can even roll them outside for a brief period of sunshine.
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