Suppllies needed for brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by startingaflock, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. startingaflock

    startingaflock Out Of The Brooder

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    I am just wondering what supplies I will need for my brooder. I am thinking about hatching some of my Partridge Chanteclers in the spring and want to collect the supplies over the winter that I will need for the brooder.
     
  2. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Brooders are very easy. You can go as simple as a box with a lamp for heat and a feeder and waterer.
    We use a wire cage with a screen bottom. A 85 watt red flood light in a lamp hood. We place a old towel down in the cage for the chicks to be on for the first two weeks. A small feeder and a waterer. This is kept in the house until chicks are old enough to go outside which depends on the weather.
    A lot will depend on wether you will have the brooder in the house or outside. You will need to be able to maintain a temp of 95 degrees of draft free air at the chicks back height. Lower your temp by 5 degrees each week. This can be done by raising the lamp height. The chicks just need to be kept warm, dry and secure.
     
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    And I'll add...get a decent thermometer or two for it. [​IMG]
     

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