Roost in brooder (pic heavy!)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stcroixusvi, May 23, 2011.

  1. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ingenious husband devised a way for our peeps to have a roost in the brooder and they love it!

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    And sometimes they like to use it as a launching pad to get to the rim. They are very tame birds.
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  2. jgervais

    jgervais Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what little sweeties [​IMG]
     
  3. Lovable Chicks

    Lovable Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like your brooder...I never thought of doing that. Cute babies!
     
  4. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you - chicks are having a blast!
     
  5. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Genius! I love it!
     
  6. SadieSue

    SadieSue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a cool idea for a brooder. You've used a large dog crate and then just clamped the top and bottom end to end? I knew folks were using their dog crates as brooders but wasn't quite sure how. Very nice and ingenious way to implement the crate and fashion a functional roost. My babies are just about 10 days old now and are asking for a roost every day. Unfortunately, their mom is not too clever and we're using a clear plastic bin so I'm going to have to put my thinking cap on.
    Good job on yours!
     
  7. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You are right, two pieces clamped together, and we made a screen cover that we now roll back - they are thrilled when they hear the screen roll - flying and jumping up on the roost. But they will soon outgrow this! They grow so fast, it's amazing. I think you can also put large twigs or branches in the brooder and they will roost on those. I do know that ours LOVE the height.
     
  8. DancingHen

    DancingHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Super cute little chicks.[​IMG] I really love the little polish ones.
     
  9. off-grid hen

    off-grid hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are some happy chicks! They love to roost, even when they're little. [​IMG] Good idea with slipping the boards through the slats in the crate. [​IMG]
     
  10. LadyFunnyFarm

    LadyFunnyFarm Out Of The Brooder

    What a great idea! Such cute little chickies!
     

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