Ideas for a chick brooder.
Posted: 05 Jun 2012, 20:25
After building my egg incubator then my thoughts are turning to a chick brooder, because with luck I will need one in about three weeks. I have a large clear plastic storage box that should be large enough and the overall theory must be very similar to the incubator. The electrics will need to be beefed up slightly as I think the heat source will need to be higher power but should I use a bulb that goes off and on with a thermostat or should I perhaps buy a heat cable and put it under a false floor? Also would it need a fan in it, considering the chicks would be mobile now? Perhaps someone here has built their own brooder and could explain how they went about it?