Chicks and Brooders

Two Leghorns, Rhode Island Red

TBN Ranch Chicks

What is a Brooder?

A brooder is a heated container that has a temperature controlled area. It’s used to confine chicks until they are old enough to go outside.

Creating a Brooder

You can make or buy one, other than a few mandatory basics, it’s up to you to research and find what set-up works best for you. It’s always important to plan ahead and have the brooder completely prepared for new chicks before they arrive.

It’s not necessary to spend a lot of money on a brooder, what you can make functional with scrap material is always the most rewarding.  Here’s one suggestion from Willow Creek Farm. Read Article –> How We Brood Our Chicks

More Information and Pics of Brooders

A Nifty Thrifty Brooder by TBN Ranch

Creative Brooder Ideas  Follow Me on Pinterest


About tbnranch

amy elizabeth, writer, author, antique dealer. Lives in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert on a small hobby farm.
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4 Responses to Chicks and Brooders

  1. bulldog says:

    Love the chicks… always best to make your own if you can, I’d of thought…

  2. Love the chicks. Soooo cute 🙂

  3. I am not my brooders keeper! Still, my brooder seems to get all the chicks 🙂

  4. Ingrid says:

    These little ones are so darn cute 🙂

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