What does a brooder do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hstgonzo34, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. hstgonzo34

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    I am very new to chickens, I am going to an auction that has a brooder for sale just wanting to know what it exactly used for. thank you , I have really enjoyed reading and learning about chickens on this website very informitive.
     
  2. Mrs MIA

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    A brooder is a warm, draft-free box/container for newly hatched chicks. [​IMG]
     
  3. hstgonzo34

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    Thank you very much!
     
  4. Mrs MIA

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    You're welcome. [​IMG] If you've ever gone to the feed store where they have baby chicks in metal "boxes" stacked, those are brooders. But some people (me, for example) use plastic totes or wooden boxes with lamps.
     

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