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My eggs are hatching in 12 days so i need to make their brooder. Can you guys please post some pictures of yours? Thanks!yippiechickie

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mine is just a big old rubbermaid water trough.

we've use an old rubbermaid tote.

i've seen one that was just a 2x4 frame, one end with thin particle board for sides and end cap, the other covered in chicken wire, with a hinged top.

basically, you can use anything that will contain your birds.

when it was hot and my chicks didn't have feathers, yet, i just a 100@ household bulb in my lamp.  otherwise, a 250W heat lamp

doesn't have to be anything extravagant, but it can be if you want it to.

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Here is an entire thread full of pictures of brooders that people have created:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=6233

4 beloved small mutt rescued dogs. Raised Seramas since 2010 and starting on Calico bantam Cochins fall 2012.  Over 60, living on acreage in SW Missouri with lots of DIVINE DANCING BANTAMS!    SERAMA EGGS will ship, PM me. Seramas and bantam cochins often available local to Springfield MO.
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4 beloved small mutt rescued dogs. Raised Seramas since 2010 and starting on Calico bantam Cochins fall 2012.  Over 60, living on acreage in SW Missouri with lots of DIVINE DANCING BANTAMS!    SERAMA EGGS will ship, PM me. Seramas and bantam cochins often available local to Springfield MO.
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I used an old freezer with the door removed and laid on it's side, i made a top with chicken wire and wood, hung a light bulb on one end and it gives my 38 chicks plenty of room to play.IMG_1364.JPG

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I used a large dog crate lined with a cardboard box and a light shining into it. It seems to work very well for 6 chicks.
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http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-chick-brooder-box

 

This is mine, I made it out of plywood

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