Would ya look at that - a pop-up-porta-brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by canesisters, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. canesisters

    canesisters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Saw this today and just had to share. The top and bottom remove for cleaning. Can be hosed off. Folds flat when not in use.

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  2. SnuggleBear

    SnuggleBear Out Of The Brooder

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    interesting
     
  3. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The biggest problem with these is it is almost impossible to sanitize them....
     
  4. canesisters

    canesisters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No REAL experience with it... but I would think that removing the top and bottom, hosing it out and spraying down with a disinfectant would do the trick.
    What would you do? (one can never gather too much knowledge [​IMG] )
     
  5. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have used a pop up kennel in the past. Unlike dogs, chickens kick stuff everywhere. I used garbage bags to line the bottom. They scratched them up. Poop was kicked up the sides. Since it is fabric, it was very hard to disinfect. I couldn't bleach it, or oxine it, like a plastic tub or other types of materials. The bedding got into the cracks, so did the yuk, the food, the water....some would not mind, I like the fact that I can scrub out the hard sided materials, better. I just never felt that it was truly clean.
     
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  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    What keeps it from flying away in the wind?
     
  7. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Plus, you have to wait for them to dry.....
     
  8. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like it has tent stakes...

     
  9. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    I've got a batch of ducks in one of those right now. It has its pros and cons, but it works quite well!

    I do NOT keep it outside, though, it really would blow away in an instant. It doesn't have tent stakes, btw. It is in the concrete floored basement. I keep a plastic dropcloth underneath, for good reason.
     
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  10. Apyl

    Apyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen those, talk about fire hazard. The material is highly flameable then add that to the heat from a heat lamp. Not a good combo.
     

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