This homemade chicken chicks brooder diy project is a fabulous addition to any homestead and can be built in one weekend. Giving your baby chickens (chicks) a warm safe space to feed, drink and cuddle with other chicks is essential to their well being.
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Unlike incubating eggs, it’s infinitely easier to raise chicks, however, this practice requires more than just plopping chicks in a coop. if you are looking to successfully nurture them into toddlerhood, then you must be ready to provide them with a brooder – a toasty-warm mini-coop.
Naturally, chicks are known to crowd under the feathers of their mother at night for warmth. Apart from teaching them how to forage, a mother hen is also known to be highly protective particularly at the sight of a lurking predator. To keep her chicks safe, she would peck viciously at it.
But now that there is no mother hen around, how do you strategize an effective brooding system? Interestingly, the act of building a brooder can be performed in multiple ways. But a brooder must be capable of meeting the basic needs of an orphan chick. It should be able to cater to its protection, warmth, food and water for at least the first 6 weeks of its life.
While many folks will choose to raise chicks in plastic totes, aquariums, rabbit hutches, kiddie pools, play pens, cardboard box and other garage items, it is good to know that nothing brings greater joy and happiness than to watch your chicks grow in a custom chick mansion with private spaces designed and built by you.
If you are inspired to build a custom chick mansion for your feathered friend (or almost feathered) friends, then you just need to read on so as to be able to understand how.
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