Cattle Trough bottom idea? TEMP chick brooder house
I have one of those LARGE round metal cattle troughs my brother in law gave me. The bottom is rusted out of it and the walls are nice. Will be getting some baby chicks in a few weeks and needed something to put them in. Was TRYING to figure out how or WHAT I could do for a bottom in the cattle trough just for a temporary brooder house for them. I already have a place for them when they get larger but need something for them while they're really little. Was going to sit it out in my yard in the grass but then thought about the ants and they'd carry them off they're soooo bad around here. I will put a bird netting over the top of the trough to keep out birds and such. Just can't figure out WHAT for the bottom?