newbie planning on making a brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Epent12, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Epent12

    Epent12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi y'all! I'm a long time chicken fan(I almost have my chickens for 4 years) and I breed them, but I never use a brooder before, I wanna try using brooder because chicks that naturally kept by their mothers often die( I don't know why, or maybe I know) that's why I wanna try using brooder.

    So.. I'm planning on making a brooder, but... The things I read about them are making me confused. What thing to use, and what to do

    Can you guys help me with this? :D
     
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  3. Epent12

    Epent12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read in some website that you need a 250 watt heat lamp, but I think I only need 15 watt, because I live in indonesia (asia, climate - tropic). even tho there's no "summer" here but it's always hot in here, I think If I use 250 watt heat lamp the chicks would turned into fried chicken :lau
     
  4. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Hi,
    I agree. I am in western Pennsylvania, USA. I have quit using 250 red blubs.
    They make the chicks too hot. I use 60 watt soft white light bulbs. I don't think
    you even need that much. Start with the 15 watt. you can always add more
    watts if you need them.
    Best, Karen
     
  5. Epent12

    Epent12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I already made one!

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    It's made of cardboard, and that little gray box was a case of a cheap earphone, I cut a square in the sides so they can peck their food inside of it(maybe until I found a feeder that fits) :D .
    My mom offer me to use one of her plastic container/tubs, I think I'll try with my cardboard brooder first :)

    -Adrian
     

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