It has been one of our dreams to create a single structure
in which to raise baby chicks that also houses young chickens
(which are more active and playful). It needed to be Multi-Purpose. Portable, so it would be easy to move to fresh grass. Warm, so the chicks would be nurtured to maturity. Lastly, it had to be able to "grow with the chicks" - with nesting boxes and plenty of space for the young chickens to roost.
Here is our dream come true...
We call it our
We would love to share with you some of our experiences with raising chickens and ducks -
from newly hatched chicks/ducklings all the way to laying hens and adult ducks.
Step 1. These two places are where we usually get chicks. we're quite happy with them. You can order 25 chicks (pullets - all girls) for around $60~$70, including shipping, depending on which breed and where you live. You can check it out for yourself by clicking on the blue "HERE" buttons, below.
Step 2. Put in pine shavings and light, like Pat shows in the video. With this BROODER COOP you can easily rear around 50+ chicks.
Step 3. When the chicks are 4 weeks old, they can move to the ground level. There are three cedar walls for weather protection down there. For the breeder who wants a large flock of chickens, both levels can be used for baby chicks. Just add a light at the bottom for added warmth.
Step 4. A couple things to think about when your
BROODER becomes a COOP.
A comfortable living space is 3 sq ft. per
average chicken (as most books recommend).
This 4 x 6 and 5 feet tall coop houses 8-10 chickens, depending on the mature size of your chosen breed.
If you wish to raise a big flock of chickens,
we recommend one of our large coops listed below.
Most of our coops are modular, so you can expand as needed.