Monday, February 28, 2011

images of the new brooder

A few folks emailed or commented that they would like pictures of the Daughton Brooder. Here you can see it in all it's glory. Right now it is lit up and waiting the 84 chicks being picked up early tomorrow morning. My laundry/mud/stove room now has the joint glow of a heat lamp and woodstove. It might be the warmest room in the house. Strike that. It is the warmest room in the house.


Blogger Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Beautiful. Warmth rocks.

February 28, 2011 at 9:31 PM  
Blogger Charles said...

lots of energy being burned.

February 28, 2011 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

Jenna- I've heard that chicks make a lot of dust. Do you find that's true, or can you keep your place reasonably clean if you have chicks in the house until they're ready to go outside?

February 28, 2011 at 10:15 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

We had chicks in the house (basement utility room) ONCE. It took me months to get the room cleaned from all the dust.

February 28, 2011 at 10:23 PM  
Blogger Dayle said...

Thanks for the pics, Jenna! You're soooooo accomodating!!! My husband says "Yeah, I can do that!" So there must be a brooder in my future!!!!

February 28, 2011 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger jenomnibus said...

Man, that looks so cozy! Those lucky chicks!

February 28, 2011 at 10:47 PM  
Blogger Kitchen Mama said...

Very nice little home for the chicks. When the power went out at my friend's house last week she held her five little chicks in her lap until the power came back on and they could go back under their lamp. I guess that's where a wood stove would come in mighty handy.

February 28, 2011 at 11:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Warmth does "rock" in your little corner of the world. Will be so glad to see pictures of the chicks.

March 1, 2011 at 6:50 AM  
Blogger Janet said...

a very professional looking job - does it have cut out hand grips to aid in moving it around?
Looking forward to pictures of it full of chicks!!!

March 1, 2011 at 9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the photo! I'm more of a visual learner so now I know exactly what I'll need.

March 1, 2011 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

You just need a rocking chair beside the brooder. I love watching chicks. And chickens. They are so comical - and busy. When I've used a brooder with square corners, I often will staple gun a piece of cardboard across them diagonally so they won't pile up when something scares them. They will produce a ridiculous amount of dust within a week or two and since it is primarily (fecal) matter... a curtain or something over the door to the rest of your house might be an idea to prevent campylbacter....? Just some ideas, not criticism. I envy you having them so close to you for watching! What a fun way to spend an evening.

March 1, 2011 at 1:21 PM  
Blogger doglady said...

For new chick people, a whelping box or kiddie pool also works. You will need some window screens to keep the little ones in. If all you have is a coop, you can block off part of it and the chicks will stay where they need to in relation to the warmth. Put molasses in their first water and they'll do fine.

March 1, 2011 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

That is a thing of beauty! We have one very similar that my husband built. It's on legs to put it at a comfortable working height (he's over 6' tall) and ours has mesh sides as well - too hot here to have fully solid sides. We put about a 10" strip of cardboard all the way around the bottom to keep them from kicking the shavings out through the mesh!

March 2, 2011 at 8:50 AM  

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