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Brooders

A brooder is basically a container that can be used to keep the baby chicks safe and warm after they have hatched.  In this module, Andy demonstrates the types of brooders that are available, what to consider for feeding, watering and warming the chicks and when to move the chicks into the brooder.

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Watch this video to learn how to care for the chicks after hatching. Brooders offer a safe warm place along with food and water.

wire chick brooder
Wire chick brooder

 

chick waterer
Chick waterer with marbles

Resources

chick feeder
Chick feeder