Portable brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mbleily, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. mbleily

    mbleily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2008
    I thought you might want to see what I found to brood my chicks in. I ordered a bunch of chicks from a hatchery and was trying to think of a way to brood them. I used to us cardboard boxes all taped together before and they were a pain so I wanted something that I could use over and over. As I am a chick-a -holic. I was at my local fruit and veggie place and lo and behold they had water melons in these big heavy cardboard bins. I remember seeing the winter squash in them there too. So I asked if they had any left over. They said they usually keep them but would check to see and they did have one they weren't using......
    They are about 2 1/2 ft tall and can be cut to make smaller and bigger. I opened one side to make it fit better in the spot in the chicken house. I have used it over and over. I have a wire over one corner to support the sheet to cover the corner to keep it warmer. I have only 11 chicks in it now and they are doing acrobatics in there. They love to run and jump So cute to watch.

  2. OreoPlymothRock

    OreoPlymothRock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2012
    they are so cute!!!

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