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Top on brooder or no top on brooder?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tmmv1, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. Tmmv1

    Tmmv1 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 30, 2012
    I am on making a brooder for my young chicks. But should i add a top to the brooder or no top?
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    In 2 weeks baby chicks can start flying up to the top of a 2 foot high brooder, so I would put a screen or some kind of top on it. I made mine out of chicken wire stapled to a square wood frame.

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