Your new chicks have arrived and that is when you begin to realize that it is time to step up to the plate. These chicks are counting on you! It is of the utmost importance that the temperature in your brooder box is 90- 95 degrees over the course of the first few days. After 48 hours have passed, you can begin to reduce the temperature by 1 degree each day, bringing the temp down to 75 degrees by week three. If you are wanting to take a little time to build your own brooder box, we found one for you! Alderman Farms, out of Brookhaven, Mississippi, shares great tips on how to build a brooder box that will last for several years.
If you are a visual person that needs step by step instructions, here ya go! Alderman Farms offers a nice visual of when it comes to using a brooder box that you will have for years.
Have you built your own brooder box? If you have, we would love to hear about your experience!
Photos are Courtesy of Alderman Farms!.