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Outside Brooding Box

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CityBredCountry, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. CityBredCountry

    CityBredCountry In the Brooder

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    This first batch of chickens we had, we were inside our shed, which got way too hot a couple of days this past year when we were not home. They all survived, but it was HOT.

    I recently picked up a bunch of cinder-blocks and I am considering creating a good sized brooding box outside that I can keep there. I would make a couple of blocks on the side remove-able (with screen) to allow circulation, and room for about 50 chicks.

    Does anyone else out there have anything similar? Tips, suggestions?
     
  2. CHICKLOVER69

    CHICKLOVER69 Chirping

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    how old are they?
     
  3. CityBredCountry

    CityBredCountry In the Brooder

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    Quote: I do not have any yet, but I would order some day old chicks with this set up. Then I would keep them in there until they can move to the chicken tractor. I would probably order some come late spring time.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

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    What is your climate?
     
  5. CityBredCountry

    CityBredCountry In the Brooder

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    We are in Middle TN. [COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961)]Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from [/COLOR]26°F[COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961)] to [/COLOR]84°F[COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961)] and is rarely below [/COLOR]10°F [COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961)]or above [/COLOR]90°F[COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961)].[/COLOR]
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

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    I would think it would be better to add ventilation to your shed than build another block building?
     

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