Our chicks got new digs today!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lvorganis, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. lvorganis

    lvorganis New Egg

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    We moved our babies from the temporary rubbermaid brooders to the permanent brooder in the garage!

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    Anyone have any suggestions on how to secure the lights? I dont want to leave them sitting on the top forever, it is kind of a pain.

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    This will be the second stage brooder. I have to get some more supplies to finish it!

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  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    A hook on the wall? Like a long arm hook you would use for plants.


    Or, a teepee kind of thing made from PVC that sits on top of the brooder.

    Looks great.

    I can't tell though, do they have some way to get away from the heat if it is too hot for them?
     
  3. lvorganis

    lvorganis New Egg

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    Yeah, the whole right side of the box is fairly cool compared to the left. I keep checking on them and will let them dictate the position of the lights. So far they seem good, they have all spread out since the picture.
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I use a lamp pole standing with a clip on brooder light that I can raise or lower. I put a stick thru the clips behind the pole so the lamp can't fall off the pole.
     

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