YOu have inspired me
When I start I will brood in the coop. I need to leave building things that are permanent for other projects. Since I will be doing Guinea Fowl the brooder needs to be big and secure. little jack-booters can shoot up several feet by week two..
So my list...
2- heating pads for 40 maybe only one large one. summer night time temps are only in the seventies.
5-one inch diameter by ten feet .. Schedule 40 pvc pipe 4.40 ea
8- corner pieces one inch ..... I already have from another build.
2- rolls plastic poultry fence.... 2 x 25 foot long 15.50 each
By the way the cage wire lenght is an estimate.... dont cut it till its stretched and fastened.
Assemble pvc NO glue
zip tie plastic cage wire and stretch it some in the process.
dont bother about doors till you get it put to gether
There will be two pieces of cage wire left each will be appx six feet long. you can either trim it off or roll it at the ends. for when you disassemble it for other projects.
once assembled the Wire will hold the PVC together.
Now you can cut access ports for food and water and cleaning if necessary..
Cleaning is easy . just lift it up and set aside and vacuum with a shop vac.
I use rice hulls they are easy.
in the coop I would just lift and spread out then add more.
edited to add... Guinea Keets are all about screech and run or fly. They dont tame down like chicks. So I am not concerned about messin with them once they go in the brooder. Only that they are safe from self destruction and Escape.
Edited by perchie.girl - 2/28/16 at 1:51pm