Every spring people across the country excitedly welcome the newest members of their home: baby chicks. This is an easy DIY chick brooder you can put together in just a few minutes.
If you are lucky enough to have your chicks be cared for by a mother hen then no need for a brooder, but usually they are separated from the general flock for protection. Otherwise, many people buy chicks from Tractor Supply or other breeders. We decided to buy the day old hatchlings from mypetchicken.com. We decided on 4 (the limit here in the city is 5 hens) Easter Eggers and welcomed them on April 4th!
To give them a good beginner home, I put together a homemade brooder to live in until they’re old enough to live outside. Here is how I did it.
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