Would this be a suitable brooder? What are your brooder ideas?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sandbellie, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking abut using a toddlers playpen as a brooder, and covering the sides with a sheet, or some towels. Would this be okay? Or would there be too much heat loss?
    Any other brooder ideas/plans?

    And how is your brooder set up?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ruthless

    ruthless Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh! This is great. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. AnaD

    AnaD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is just a 32"x18" tub we use for kitchen stuff while camping...makes a good brooder for three. The fence around it is to keep my terrible two year old out.
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  5. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used a large metal dog crate with a long piece of cloth tied on around the outside to keep drafts down (think like the bumper on a babies crib) and cardboard inside to keep the pine shavings in. I don't have a pic, but it worked.
     
  6. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    I use the big metal horse water troughs. Easy to clean and they never wear out.
     
  7. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm....after seeing a bunch of pictures from the brooder thread, I don't know what I'll do now! [​IMG]
     

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