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Simple Kiddy Pool Brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mcrooke45, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. mcrooke45

    mcrooke45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is an idea I had this fall for my chicks. It is a simple and easy idea for a brooder. I just took a kiddy pool and wrapped some small wire around it real tight. I secure it with some wire. I used a hiking stick across the top but you could use PVC or a stick to brace it and secure it with wire or string. I used some screw hooks in the top of my plastic water and food containers to attach a wire and hang down from the hiking stick. I placed a large piece of cardboard over the top and placed a light in it and you have a simple brooder. I am going to make several more of these to put more chicks in this spring but I am going to use PVC pipe and brace the wire from the center of the pool from the bottom and make like a stand. I will post pics of it when I get it completed.
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  2. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would also make a door through the side of the wire down low enough to open and reach in for the food and water dishes, it seems it may be a pain in the neck to take that all off every time to feed and water the chicks.
     
  3. mcrooke45

    mcrooke45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't. I simply pull the water and food up by the wire and fill them up. I have an O ring on the wire that just slides on and off the screw hooks on each of the waterer and food despencer.
     

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