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my homemade brooder!

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Hey y'all, this is my first post, though I have gotten tons of tips and advice from these forums, so thanks to you all!  Anyway, I have a Buff Orp. and a Barred Rock Hen and I just expanded my coop / run and now i have room for 4 more hens! can't wait till spring!!! 

 

anyway, I had some free time today and made my new brooder for my 4 new girls that i just pre-ordered.  thoughts, comments, suggestions?  

 

 

 


it's 3 feet by about a foot and a half.  is that enough room for 4 hens?  I think it should be fine... the door opens all the way to make cleaning (and grabbing the cuties) easier, and the heating light stand has an adjustable height!  I was kinda proud of myself... lol.  inside i made a little roosting post for them, until they're bigger...

 

what y'all think?   PS: I have 2 cream legbars and 2 blue laced red wyandottes coming!  CAN'T WAIT!!! 

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...oh yea and I have a RIR rooster, as you can see from my profile pic! :D

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Pretty Sweet!

 

Might want to put something where the door opens to hold the bedding in.

 

It's pretty small, probably going to need something bigger by about the 1-2 week mark.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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