Post hatch pen?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickengal505, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2010
    Bolivia N.C
    Okay so my real brooder is my isolation pen which right now is full of two mean brothers [​IMG] anyway its a BIG brooder. (old rabbit hutch) So here's my problem My chickens live a 1/2 mile away from me in a trailer park me and my dad own. My brooder is over there too. Normaly I would pick up my chicks at TSC and put them in the brooder. But I'm hatching my own out of an incubator and I need to know what kind of Brooder do I need to build. They can live in my house for about a week. I'm thinking a ply-wood box with my heat lamp clipped on the side. Ant more creative ideas?
     
  2. Lawnman127

    Lawnman127 Out Of The Brooder

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    How many chicks?
    A plastic tote, a cardboard box, almost anything will work for the 1st couple of weeks.
     
  3. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2010
    Bolivia N.C
    42 chicks [​IMG] oh lord
     
  5. Lawnman127

    Lawnman127 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah. I would go with about 4X8 and about 2' high, thats only 32 sq ft but it should last for about 3 maybe 4 weeks, make sure it has a top and
    at least 2 heat lamps
     
  6. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2010
    Bolivia N.C
    I've decided on a wash tub I've kept chicks in before (forgot about it) with a glass aquairm and a small platic hermit crab cage (the glass aquraim has a wire lid and will be for sellers. The hermit crab cage is my hospital)
     

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