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Brooder/Grower Condos

Have a cool plan for a coop? Or new roost designs? Or you simply want to show off your new building.
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Ontario Chick
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Re: Brooder/Grower Condos

Post by Ontario Chick » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:24 am

That is impressive, now with the chicks in it you can really see the actual size of the condos.
I see you have smaller feeders on the inside to start with, very smart.
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Giffen Farms
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Re: Brooder/Grower Condos

Post by Giffen Farms » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:13 pm

Ontario Chick wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:24 am
That is impressive, now with the chicks in it you can really see the actual size of the condos.
I see you have smaller feeders on the inside to start with, very smart.
Yes, I've been slowly moving them towards to outside troughs, I might have to get some marbles for the water to draw their attention, most have caught onto the feed trough
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Happy
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Re: Brooder/Grower Condos

Post by Happy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:18 pm

I just have one question. What does your wife think of you having the ability to house so many chicks!? Lol
It looks awesome!
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Re: Brooder/Grower Condos

Post by KimChick » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:53 pm

All of that looks really neat! Looking at the last picture with the chicks - will that accommodate them up to 4 weeks when they get their feathers? Or do you have to move them to another part of the condo?
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Re: Brooder/Grower Condos

Post by Giffen Farms » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:12 pm

Happy wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:18 pm
I just have one question. What does your wife think of you having the ability to house so many chicks!? Lol
It looks awesome!
She thinks🤔 the same as everyone else's spouse's on here think😄. I just put a deppsit down for the building of a new prefab coop, excited but also worried that I won't be on time and these young birds will have to be evicted as I won't have anywhere to house them, we've disconnected the hydro from the old coop and walls torn out so that's a last resort option.😞
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Re: Brooder/Grower Condos

Post by Giffen Farms » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:20 pm

KimChick wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:53 pm
All of that looks really neat! Looking at the last picture with the chicks - will that accommodate them up to 4 weeks when they get their feathers? Or do you have to move them to another part of the condo?
There's enough head room in hoping to extend it to 8wks, moving them down as more room is needed, I have 2 of these so I can renovate the other if I start running out of floor space, I have 8 dozen black copper maran eggs in the incubator, so new tenets move in in 14 days, it'll be cozy that's for sure
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Re: Brooder/Grower Condos

Post by windwalkingwolf » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:03 pm

That's awesome, and looks great! Seems a lot more efficient than my plastic tub and cardboard box system roflmbo
Though if I ever had 200 chicks at once, I'm sure I would be evicted to the barn roflmbo
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