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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by clawmute, May 21, 2008.

  1. clawmute

    clawmute Out Of The Brooder

    Just got in a new batch of about 3doz. White Rocks. This brooder I made a few years ago from our old big satellite dish. A door was made in one side and a heat lamp hung from the center. The sheet metal tops I added to the feeders to keep you know what from dropping into the feed from above.

    They all seem to be doing pretty good. Only one was DOA. So far......so good!

    Rice hulls make up their underlayment.

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  2. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
    That is wonderful, how clever.
     
  3. clawmute

    clawmute Out Of The Brooder

    Quote:I don't throw away ANYTHING!


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  4. RobinEgg

    RobinEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great idea, I don't throw anything away either,lol, never know when it might be useful.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:You must be related to my SO! [​IMG]
    The heavy duty plastic that we used to wrap our brooder in came from a chicken processing plant when his mom worked there 20 years ago! I cursed that heay roll everytime I had to move it out of my way; but it came in handy!
    By the way, welcome to the forum.
     
  6. My Little Sister's Farm

    My Little Sister's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is a great brooder!
     
  7. bluebirdfarm

    bluebirdfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    what a kewl idea for recycling something that is no longer useful!!!!!! u are vry smart chick.[​IMG]
     
  8. R&RHens

    R&RHens New Egg

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    Cool idea. It must be inside? A barn?
     
  9. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    wow i got an old dish too. Bigger than that one. Never though to that.
     
  10. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    I got one of those too [​IMG] Was waiting for the scrap metal man to come get it ~goes home and digs it out of pile~[​IMG]

    My DH will be soooooo happpyyy with me [​IMG]
     

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