Our new (and awesome) brooding pen!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by purplepeep, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. purplepeep

    purplepeep Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 9, 2009
    Northern Ontario
    Ok, well I think its awesome anyway!! [​IMG]
    We had the little ones brooding in 2 kiddie pools, and it was getting waaaaaaay cramped in there. Now they have room to flap their wings, and run around. The chickies seem to love their new digs...... [​IMG] They are set up in our sunroom.






  2. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Wow! That looks great! I bet they are thrilled to be in there! [​IMG]
  3. bethandjoeync

    bethandjoeync Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Iron Station, NC
    HOLY COW!! that looks great!! that is a huge brooder, how long do you plan on having the chickies in there before you put them outside? wasn't sure if that's the reason for the mansion size brooder. but it looks great and I am sure they are loving the extra running room. when we moved ours to a larger brooder, they were noticiably happier.
  4. kycklingmamma

    kycklingmamma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Goodness gratious, it is huge and awesome looking...I will make sure my babies don't see that...

  5. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Medford, Oregon
    That really is GREAT!!!

    Nice and big (HUGE). Your chicks will be happy and healthy with all that room.

    I feel sorry for those that put huge numbers of chicks in
    plastic tubs and wonder why they're chicks are picking on each other as they get bigger.

    Good job - thanks for sharing.

    What does your coop look like?
  6. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    Thats a great idea! I liked your idea with the swimming pool and now I really like this one!

    We're doing so much work on our property and I'm seriously thinking about adding a brooding house on our property, near the chicken coop. That way it would get them out of our house and into an inbetween place before they go into the coop.

  7. tryingtohaveitall

    tryingtohaveitall Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Ohio
    Wow, gorgeous brooder! I'm with the others, keeping my chickies away from the computer so they don't see your sweet setup.
  8. purplepeep

    purplepeep Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 9, 2009
    Northern Ontario
    Thanks guys for the positive feedback!! [​IMG] I just had to share our awesome new brooder. We have to keep the chickies in there for another couple of weeks at least, we still have a TON of snow here.

    We don't have a coop ready yet. They will be moving to an old shead on our property that we will fix up for them, while we are building them a coop. We want to build their coop out of lumber that we will have milled ourselves from trees on our property.

    There are 32 of those guys in the brooder, and they are loving it....they are chasing each other around playing chicken tag, and some have started to try roosting. I love watching them.
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    man! you dont mess around! thats a big brooder! [​IMG]
  10. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    You have a lovely brooder. I'm a bit jealous. [​IMG]

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