Should a brooder have a dust bath, branches, ect...?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pdc420, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. pdc420

    pdc420 In the Brooder

    Oct 20, 2012
    I have two little chicks in a home made brooder. What all should I put in it for them, crooked branches to play and climb on, a dust bath, ect...Any ideas?

  2. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

    Jul 29, 2012
    Oregon City, OR
    My Coop
    Since I use pine shavings in my brooder, my chicks dustbathe in it. I put 2x4 roosts in after 3 weeks when they start flying. Some use it, some don't.
  3. I also use pine shavings and some bird perch sticks. Also I put some small branch logs in the bottom they love getting on them.

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