I thought about just throwing them in the tractor, but for at least the first week they would be too small- I would worry that they would slip out through a hole, or that they would catch a draft despite their heat lamp.
So I looked around and I thought. I finally decided that, for the first week at least, I will brood the chicks in the garage. But, as I said, they won't all fit in the dog crate. However, I have the dog house I used as shelter the last time I kept broilers. The only problem- no door. Oh, wait, I have duct tape- no problem!
|A little poly netting and some duct tape- voila! Cat proof brooder.|
Now all I need is the bedding... and to figure out how to set up a heat lamp in the doghouse that is secure enough to keep from burning the place up.