Pics of Indoor Serama Set Up and maybe good brooder idea???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Keri78, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Keri78

    Keri78 Songster

    Oct 17, 2009
    Hey Guys just wanted to share....I picked up these two "Pop -Up Style Dog Crates" from Target the other day $20 each! They are working wonders with my little serama flock in the sunroom! I tried to keep them in this very large parrot birdcage but BOY ARE THEY DIRTY BIRDS!!! I was cleanign everyday and trying to come up with ways to contain the mess and I WAS LOOSING the battle HORRIBLY!!![​IMG] Anyway, these crates are awesome because they contain all of the wood shaving dust and feathers, food crumbs, etc! I put their water dishes inside of a clear plastic "shoe box"(Also from Target $1) and WHALA!!![​IMG] The water in contained if they spill it and they seem to be lovin life! I'm thinkin that these would make a great "brooder" option rather than the plastic rubbermaid totes that I usually use. The main reason being that once the babies are old enough to jump out of the tote it always becomes an issue...but with these they would be able to fly out! The only issue would be heating it? I thiiiink???[​IMG] if I put the lightbulb one of those little bendable desk lamps[​IMG]

    I'd love to try using a heating pad under one section of the crate but not sure if that would work out? Anyway...I know some of you must think like me and always be looking at everyday things you could somehow make practical use of for your flocks![​IMG] (Hope I'm not alone on that one![​IMG]) Anyway...hope this is helpful to someone![​IMG]


  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    Now that is a cool idea. What are the dimensions of the crates?

    VI KING RANCH Songster

    Feb 23, 2011
    Campbell River
    I love this Idea my lil sis might have some that i could borroww without asking...ok take
  4. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Songster

    Aug 2, 2011
    Madison, CT
    wow this is a good idea for quarantine, injured birds, or brooders [​IMG] Thanks for sharing!
    dimensions please?
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2011
  5. mamahen2011

    mamahen2011 Chirping

    Apr 14, 2011
    Nice! I'm like you, I try to use what I have around the house ... my 3 bantams are kept in the basement in an old baby play yard [​IMG] I put a couple of those vinyl table cloths under the play pen to cover the floor, then I have cardboard over the table cloths and up the sides of the gate about 8-10 inches (allows for scratching in the bedding). For a top I found a couple of those metal screen door guards [​IMG]. I like it a lot and the it only cost my $1 to make it! (the 2 table cloths ... on sale at Meijers.) [​IMG] This allowed me spending $ for toys and treats [​IMG]

  6. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Songster

    Aug 30, 2010
    S.E. Michigan

    Just curious, why do your banties live in your basement?
  7. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    I love it, I'm heading to target tomorrow [​IMG]
  8. Luvducks

    Luvducks Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    Cute, Inexpensive set-up! [​IMG] Great job and thanks for sharing.
  9. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Songster

    Aug 2, 2011
    Madison, CT
    These things are great
    i just went out and got a large one from target for my polishes temporary pen!
    Gives him alot of room to move around and its well ventilated.

  10. Christiney

    Christiney In the Brooder

    Sep 27, 2011
    They do work well I used them to transport my turkeys to the vet. The bulky dog crates were so heavy.

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