Our chick brooder "expansion" project

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ydkjenn, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. ydkjenn

    ydkjenn Out Of The Brooder

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    So, our 6 chicks are quickly outgrowing the plastic tub we had them in so today my kids designed an 'expansion'. Here's the results. We put the food in one end and the water in the other. (Should this be in the brooders page instead?)

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    Last edited: Feb 15, 2014
  2. theawesomechick

    theawesomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's a great idea! And you posted this in the right section.
     
  3. ydkjenn

    ydkjenn Out Of The Brooder

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    As this expansion was already two weeks ago, the chicks are quickly outgrowing this space too. The weather outside is being uncooperative, as in wind chills cold enough to warn not to leave the house unless necessary, for days at a time. I was expecting to get outside and work on converting one part of an old tool shed to a chicken coop. It already has electrical hookup so wouldn't be hard to run a heater, etc. there. However, that's not going to happen any time soon.
    I need ideas of how to expand indoors even more .
     
  4. Laci7210

    Laci7210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was a great idea! It looks great!
     
  5. AStitchofKate

    AStitchofKate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww! I love that the kids worked up this idea!! So awesome!!!
     
  6. ydkjenn

    ydkjenn Out Of The Brooder

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    It is awesome, but it's being outgrown already. Any ideas how to expand (again) since the weather's not cooperating?
     
  7. AStitchofKate

    AStitchofKate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, other then making your own? Possibly even doing cardboard?? Like get some to do at the bottom, and then get some and open it and and building it up? I know they sell larger tubs but with having two its about the size of one, so not sure it will have the space your looking for [​IMG] Hmm...

    I was think the cardboard something like this... http://hencam.com/static/uploads/2013/03/brooder.jpg
     
  8. bahamabanty

    bahamabanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a free "watermelon box" from the grocery store, they are 4 weeks now and I only have 3 chicks, and its just right for now.. they grow so fast.[​IMG] the box can fold up, it was easy to stuff in the car.
     
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