Outdoor brooder .tidewater. Va. Just some pics. Feel free to critique.

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  1. nick bulger

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    I just had to get these chicks out of the house. I used some vinyl fence boards...first time with chicks. Copper and cukoo marans,easter eggers,salmon favorelles, gold and silver laced wynodottes [sp?] speckled sussex silver laced polish buff laced and white crested polish, buff brama and one very friendly barred rock. 0516172008.jpg 0516172008a.jpg 0516170044a.jpg 0516170044.jpg
     

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  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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  3. MigraineMan

    MigraineMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I had a back porch for my brooder. The basement is covered in chicken-dust.
     
  4. Kates Chooks

    Kates Chooks Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks good but the only thing I see ( and I may be wrong) is: is there a place for them to go to get out
    of the heat from the lamp if they are too warm? Nice set up!
     
  5. nick bulger

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    So was my closet...
     
  6. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    That's what I was wondering. I enlarged your photos and they look to be feathering nicely. In your area, one heat lamp at one end of the brooder would do very well, especially since you have huddle box in there.
     
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  7. nick bulger

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    Well. The first night i was alittle scared so i hooked uo a second light. I quickly relised that i only neededthe one. Although i have turned the lights off on the hot days they get blasted with full sun for the final few hours of sunlight so i had to hook yp a boxfan.
     
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    0521171947.jpg made use of a left over rain gutter.
     
  9. nick bulger

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    indeed. I have week old and 5 week olds together...and a few in between. I ended up filling up my closet again with day olds...i had to promise not to buy any more.
     
  10. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    Are you using welded hardware cloth for your fencing? Have it closed in on the top as well? Otherwise, not pred proof. Good job.
     

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