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Hi to everyone, looking forward to some discussion and learning more about chickens etc.  I have posted some pictures of the brooder that I started and will update when finished. Thanks to Barred Rocker for the article on building a brood, http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/the-brooder-pen. I modified it some, mine is 32 inches wide and I put a trap door in the bottom for easy clean out to a tote.  I also put wheels under the legs because I will have it on cement and will need to move it around.    I also used 3/4 inch plywood that I had to make the doors.  Everything I used was scrap material and stuff I already had.  I will post more pictures when finished.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Firedoctor2003 - 1/17/16 at 5:20pm
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Welcome to the forum! Your brooder looks awesome!:thumbsup

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Thanks,  not finished yet.

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Very nice,  what is your climate like?.  Will it be used indoors or out?

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I live in Alabama along the coast.  So far we have had a couple of 32 degree nights, but it has been in the 60s during the day.  Every few years we might get a day or two of snow but not much. This was built to be put inside, but I have some quail eggs coming that I am going to try and hatch so it probably will be used for them.  I also have ordered some baby chicks so short term they will use it first. Thanks

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Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
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Hi and welcome to BYC. Wish I had such DIY skills - well done you!

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:welcome

 

Nice looking brooder, it sounds like you will get a lot of use out of it.

 

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