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Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by ticks, May 10, 2008.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I just realized I get my pheasant in 5 days but have no idea what to use for a brooder. Is there something at the hardware store or somewher that is not wal-mart. What size should I have for 25 chicks?
     
  2. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CTF. Old buddy I have an old GQF Gamebird brooder - It held lots of gamebirds. It was very dependable.

    Gate
     
  3. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    I just used a few tupperware containers for mine. Worked really well!
     
  4. BaronRenfrew

    BaronRenfrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    An over size card board box with newspaper on the bottom and folded 2 inches up the sides will do. A heat lamp suspended from ceiling can heat. It has to be suspended to give the correct temp at chick level. The birds will quickly grow big enough to jump out.

    You will need to put wire on the box when this starts to happen.

    This site gives a great idea for a homemade brooder using containers from Wal mart.

    http://www.poultryhelp.com/brooders.html
     
  5. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    i cant suspend it from the ceiling
     
  6. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    If you have an old horse or cow water trough, use that. We use them, put some shaving in the bottom and bend some horse fencing over it for the lid, then set the heatlamp on the wire.
     
  7. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    i don't have a trough. would a cardboard box work
     
  8. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can purchase large plastic tubs down to most any decent sized department store fairly cheap, then get yourself a brooder light with the clamp, and you can clamp it on the side of the tub. Just get a deep one so the light won't be too close, and the birds can't jump out right off the bat. You will need to fashion a chicken wire lid or something similar fairly quick though, cause is won't be long before they can fly out. Good luck.
     
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    We use cattle water tubs for starter brooders and old metal closets for more space as they grow. For the old metal closets: take the doors off, fasten legs and lay it on its back...wahla magic brooder that's easy to clean after brooding is over. We lay old window screens over the top which works well to keep them in without injuries from flying into it. They start flying around 2 weeks old.

    Jody
     
  10. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    ok I am going into a city and I dare go into Wal-Mart to get a brooder. Or home depot, or petsmart
     

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