Time for more chics but need brooder options.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jbrianchamberli, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. jbrianchamberli

    jbrianchamberli Songster

    May 13, 2014
    So last year we got 5 chicks and I’d like to let me son get 3 more babies. Wife is cool with it but said hell no to me keeping the brooder in the house like last time. Don’t have a garage and the shed smells like gas. So, was thinking about putting the brooder on my deck. I built one out of a rubber maid tote. I cut out a square, framed it with wood and placed wire mesh in between. It’s pretty secure. I could probably cover it with a tarp or make a tent type thing with a flap to keep the wind out. Just a little worried about the heat lamp, keeping it dry and not wanting to start a fire of course. Any thoughts?
  2. Lins_BE

    Lins_BE Songster

    Jan 3, 2018
    Use a heath plate or mama heating pad instead. Danger of fire solved. And what i heard of, you should make absolutely sure the chicks stay dry and draft free at all times. Good luck with them!
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Can you put a brooder in the coop?

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