Ah, Spring. That time of year when fuzzy baby chicks flood the feed stores and chicks go to new homes on impulse buys. I admit- I’ve been known to surprise the hubby with a few new chicks “just because.” But I also knew I had a ready to go chick brooder box for them. Buying chicks shouldn’t be a spur of the moment thing. You need to be prepared!
There are so many different brooders out there. Tote boxes, kiddie pools, cardboard boxes, playpens… There are a lot of options! Knowing your future plans will help a lot when you decide what kind of chick brooder is best for your homestead.