Wanna see what I did and need would you pros do different

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by luvzmybabz, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Got this table at garage sale for 5$

    took off sides of bottom and enclosed

    put on door and hasp for lock ( I have a 4 year old, that killed our fish yesterday but pouring the hole jar of fishfood in he is way to excited about the chicks and I fear for their lives if he has access to them.

    I am going to make shades for the drafts that will go up and down as needed and add cardboard around the bottom for mess anything I have forgotten?

    it is 18 inches by 4 feet how long do ya'll think I will be able to keep 18 chicks in here?
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    wow that looks great you should be ok for a couple weeks or so great job though and a even better price!
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Nice job. It should hold them for 2 or 3 weeks. They grow fast.
  4. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    That should be enough time for hubby and I to get down to my grandmother's place and get her 2 ostrich brooders that I plan on making into 1 large brooder in our storage shed (shhhh!) hubbie does not realize I (well the chicks) have him working for the next two weeks on his days off. Thanks for the input
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Nice idea and a good job....I agree with the others will hold 18 for 2 or 3 weeks........
  6. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
    Galesburg, IL.
    What a wonderful idea. It still just amazes me that after 8 months of being on this forum, I still find new ideas from others. Talk about recycling. Most impressive. Looks like the chicks will be safe from prying hands with that set up. Best of luck and congratulations!
  7. mlheran

    mlheran Songster

    Looks like a clever solution! [​IMG]
    No matter what you do, just be prepared for EPIC dust -it will get everywhere!

    Oh, will the brooder lamp fit in there? If it doesn't you'll need to make a guard for it so your little one doesn't accidentally touch it.

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