I caught the chicken 'bug' last summer when a neighbor gave me 2 hens and a hoop house. Now I'm getting ready for some new peeps which I have never done before. I'm all for bigger is better and want to build a brooder 'box' that will house 6 peeps until I can get a bigger coop constructed.
The biggest question I have - is there any reason why most people build rectangular brooder boxes, such as 3 x 5 ?
I was thinking of doing a 4 x 4 for the sole reason I can get a sheet of plywood and have it cut in half, then 1/2 into 12" sections. That would be the base of my brooder 'box'.
Am I missing 'something' by doing a square like that?
Thanks in advance for any replies from you masters.
Edited by Maqui - 3/17/17 at 4:22pm