packing crate brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by russ_t, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. russ_t

    russ_t In the Brooder

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    I salvaged this crate and added the lid doors. The box is 30"x36". It is a good size for my 9 3-4 week old welsummers.

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  2. newchickmom

    newchickmom Songster

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    Thats what I did too! [​IMG]

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  3. damselfish

    damselfish Songster

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    Those are really nice you guys, where did you find packing crates like that?
     
  4. packmomma

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    That is an awesome brooder. So much fancier than mine...gee I see one of you is from Indiana..hm.... I need to "borrow" that for about 8 weeks..lol. Maybe I will be that fancy when I start regularly doing this. I think mine is ok for a first time mommy. Still am trying to talk the hubby into knowing this is a good choice to raise chickens.
     
  5. E.G.Glayer

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    I put mine in a chicken hutch for 2 weeks then moved them into my packing crate brooder. 48" x 60", linoleum on the skid top with wood chips, with plastic sheeting underneath and as a draft guard/ poo kick plate. Just finished it Monday night.
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