I did a search and found some chicken brooders that you guys have set up. I went shooping today and I brought:
A 29 gal rubbermaid bucket ($6)
an auto feeder and a waterer that look like this ($4 each) and now I notice the chicken feeders and waterers have small round access holes. will what I brought work???
one of those dangerous lights that you can only buy at walmart ($7)
a ordinary 100 watt bulb (79 cents)
I need to get some bedding and wondering if regular hay will work. i accidently brought cedar muclch ( I meant to buy pine mulch). I know I can not use the cedar so I will put it in the garden. I hated to spend $7 on the pine BEDDING so I was looking for an alternative. I have lots of hay but that won't do jack for the smell.
lastly I have not been able to find chick starter feed yet. can I use duck pellets? I have about 40 lbs left over from my ducks.
oh and what do you guys store your feed in?
Do I need to devise a different top on the bin or can I leave it with no top?