$30 Dollar Budget Brooder

By Prinetuck Cluck · Jan 31, 2014 · ·
  1. ronott1
    "Good Article"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Sep 1, 2018
    The Article could use some build pictures
  2. karenerwin
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 31, 2018
    Nice, simple brooder. I see you have not updated with the top yet.
    I have one suggestion, that is that you put linoleum or something similar on the floor to make clean up easier.
    To clean out the brooder are you having to lift it all out through the top?
    I thought of another suggestion. Some people advocate for a window in the side of the brooder so that the chicks can see "the world" instead of just always seeing a large hand swooping down on them ( like a hawk would!).

    Please update with a picture and description of the lid you built. Would also like to hear how it worked for you. Were there any problems? Did you add roosts? How/where did you place the food and water? Were you able to keep the water clean wherever you put it?
    Thanks for sharing your ideas.
  3. N F C
    "Budget Brooder"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 23, 2018
    Just shows what a bit of ingenuity and elbow grease can do!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: