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Ready Made Brooder Ideas? (From Petsmart)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by skav2407, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. skav2407

    skav2407 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 23, 2009
    Wakefield, RI
    I was wondering if anyone had seen these. They seem like they could make good ready made brooders for a reasonable price. I believe there is even free shipping when you get to $60 bucks.

    This one looks just like a chicken tractor although it's tiny. Maybe it could be used in a warm climate as a brooder? Of course you'd probably have to ad some wire fencing with smaller holes. 39.5"L x 19"W x 16"H http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3006740#prodTab1

    one would be for more of an indoor brooder but it looks like it would be easy to store and very portable. It's a little pricey though. 16"x30"x28" http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2754941

    Just thought I would throw a couple of ideas out there. What do you think?
  2. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    Somerset, CA
    I don't have a use for it as a brooder, but I DO have a tortoise! I had never given any thought to a tortoise tractor but after seeing your post I think I'll give a try at building one for Mo.

    Thanks for posting!
  3. sugarbush

    sugarbush Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Lexington KY
    You can dig a cardboard box out of a dumpster for a lot cheaper than that;)

    I use a stocktank for a brooder, I bought it used for next to nothing at a farm auction. Old bathtubs work well, so do used fishtanks, 55 gal plastic drums cut in half make two nice brooders.

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