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 Post subject: Brooder Ideas??
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:05 pm 
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hey all
am curios as to what i can make my brooder out of
needs to be able to hold a max of 12 chicks, nothing too expensive and made of plastic (ease to clean)
i saw chookmadhubbies brooder in another thread regarding brooders (blue lid with cutout for wire) and am curious as to how many chicks this type of brooder could hold

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I have a big plastic crate from Bunnings. It holds 12 chicks up to about 4 weeks, no worries. It is a big crate though.

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Could you show us a picture Nelly?


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OK - put on my list of things to do tomorrow!

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cost approx $100.

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lol that chickie looks lonely :lol: Great pics and a great setup.

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yes it does, it didn't end up alone though. :biggrin:

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I use much the same. I have a desk lamp for heat, the clamp on kind (around $20). It works well because you can bend to adjust the height as the chicks grow.

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I have the top of an old Brower incubator that I use for heat. Don't have to worry about bulbs blowing and it has a thermostat. Just set it on bricks and raise it when they grow.


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I have two brooders

1. a plastic storage container with that popular clip on lamp for the baby babies
2. a large outdoor bird cage on wheels for the growing chicks again with the clip on light

The bird cage works really well in preventing cocci as there is a wire floor

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hey all
thanks for your help
am going to use a large plastic tub with a reptile heater on top as a brooder
thanks again for all your help

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Great jmac. Dont forget to introduce us to your babies :)

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NellyG wrote:
I have a big plastic crate from Bunnings. It holds 12 chicks up to about 4 weeks, no worries. It is a big crate though.

NellyG

I was out at Bunnings today and I saw some huge black plastic crates. They were about $50. Im looking for something bigger than my 100litre crate to house my ducklings when they hatch. I have 12 eggs in the bator looking good. Only 17 days to go :) I just LOVE ducklings, theyre the cutest things! Kids cant wait either :)

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I use the 1000L oval tub as a large brooder and the 380L round one as the small brooder. Both are excellent but not cheap.

http://www.reln.com.au/water-tubs-p-11.html

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Here is my crate. It is about 850 by 600. I think it was about $50 from memory (Bunnings), which I thought was pretty good. I find it works well.

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I just have grating over the top and add a blanket at night when they are young to keep the heat in.

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