Ok to set up brooder in bathroom?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Here chickie chickie!, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. Here chickie chickie!

    Here chickie chickie! Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 21, 2010
    While I'm waiting for my chick shipment, I'm trying to decide where to put the brooder. It's hot outside so we've got the A/C on and as I travel from room to room, the only place that doesn't have an vent is the master bathroom. I've set up a shallow plastic bin that's approx. 43" long by 24" wide and about 7" deep. I'll line it with paper towel the first week and was thinking of placing the entire thing in the jacuzzi tub. Is it ok to keep them in there or would the moisture from showers be too much for them? Other than shower time, the temp. is pretty consistent in there:/
  2. Here chickie chickie!

    Here chickie chickie! Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 21, 2010
    Forgot to mention I will have an infrared bulb in place for heat too.
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Every single batch o' chicks I bought have been brooded in my bathroom. Ummm.... *counting* five? so far. And it's my only bathroom.

    Oh, just to warn ya, 7 inches tall is NOT gonna make it for a brooder - within 2 or 3 weeks, those chicks can hop/fly to the top of a 20 inch brooder edge!
  4. gamechickens

    gamechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2010
    you can put them in a room with a vent just dont put them under the vent.( your fine if you have a the light anyways) put them in the opposite coner or somthing but with the steamy bathroom i would find another place. you box is to short. i just use a large cardboard box with pine shaving, a water with marbles at the bottom and a feeder. works great. for even more fun get two old type dusters that have not been used( the kind with the real feathers) and tie them together. the chicks will get under there and thinks it a hen lol. ADORABLE
  5. helloroe

    helloroe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2009
    Cetral FL
    Our second bathroom huge tiled shower stall with a dog gate in the shower door is our brooder. Easy washing and sanitizing. We have used it for 3 groups so far.

    My daughter loves to tell the teens at school she knows 20 chicks fit in her shower at once.
  6. chicknerd

    chicknerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    Quote:Ditto. Great place to keep them in the house. Worked for us 3 times so far.
  7. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    I've always used a plastic rubbermaid type of tub, about 18" x 40" x 14" and put it in an unused bedroom. We just close the vent for the AC in that room. You just want to make sure that they don't get chilled. Here's a not so great picture (dog in the way, as usual):

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