Talk about cutting it close...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SterlingAcres, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Tomorrow's Day 16 and we're just starting on the brooder box [​IMG] LOL! Let's hope we don't have any early pips! This box has to hold 50+ chicks.

    ETA -- yes, I plan to search for some brooder ideas after I get the kids in bed, but while I'm gone, maybe if someone has something big enough, they can post a picture for me? Thanks a bunch [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2008
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    how many chicks are you hatching ??? I use a storage bin with shavings ( i know some people use paper towel or newspaper ) clamp a heat lamp on the side of it. i also have a bigger brooder for my 16 chicks, its 2 1/2 cardboard boxes taped together, i cant see spending all that much on a brooder, i spend enought on feed to feed them all !!!! Good luck
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    I've got 2 dozen EE's in my bator, but I'm picking up my 30 buff orp chicks from Jody this week as well. Needs to hold lotsa chicks. [​IMG]
  4. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    good luck getting your brooder up and running on time

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