Things in the brooder!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by snyder11, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. snyder11

    snyder11 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have seen pictures and people talking about placing things in there brooders for there chicks to investigate and "play" with. Also seen little cans and "buildings" for the chicks to hide in. Is this a good or bad idea.
     
  2. GreenGirlGrammy

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    I think it is a good idea. I put a little roosting pole in mine and they loved it.
     
  3. snyder11

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    I have a roosting pole. This is what it currently looks like. I have seen people put lots of "junk" in there brooders and I was wondering the purpose and if it is something I should be doing.
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  4. spartacus_63

    spartacus_63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like you have all the things a chick would need/want...except maybe a momma.
     
  5. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

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    Go for it. Get creative. Chicks especially love having things to climb on... mine would use the obstacles I put in to escape from the brooder. :p
    We also gave the brooder several different "rooms", thought that would make it interesting for them to explore, lol
     
  6. snyder11

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    I added another bar and a CD glued to the wall. I instantly noticed the loved the CD. The would look at themselves and bob there heads back and forth it was very cute. The like to use the roosting bar to get on top of there feeder. I think I will leave it as is for now.
     
  7. StarryEyzz

    StarryEyzz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMGosh...cracking up about the CD. I think I will try that!
     
  8. snyder11

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    It worked great and seemed to make them happy!
     
  9. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

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    I love it when they're interested by something, and their heads will bob back and forth. So funny!! :lau
     
  10. snyder11

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    Funny and very cute.
     

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