Raising Peachicks "off the ground"

racuda

Songster
11 Years
Oct 1, 2008
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I was thinking about building a 4 X 8 brooder outside. Since I have this big pile of builders sand:

I was wondering if I could put several inches of sand in it, and would that qualify as being "off the ground". I am assuming that the reason for raising peachicks on wire is to keep them away from organisms and disease in the dirt. This is virgin sand and should be clean.
 

zazouse

Crowing
10 Years
Sep 7, 2009
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I can see that working i put mine on clean ground at a month old, peas just eat everything i do mean they eat everything , so they get sick faster from catching something.
 

deerman

Rest in Peace 1949-2012
11 Years
Aug 24, 2008
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I keep mine off the ground for 2 to 3 months, if on good bedding or not wet ground a month should be fine.
 

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