Articles from match-nickel

So here goes... My wife is a 4K teacher, and hatches eggs in her class every year. I've been threatening for years to keep the chicks. This year, we only had 1 hatch, so I decided to keep her around long term. I built a brooding box out of an old dresser, the post is in the Brooder section. From there, we started making a coop. I have a pergola next to the garden in my back yard, and one over the deck as well, so I figured, why not keep with the theme. The "Mattersville" name is an...
So here is the dresser I started out with for the Brooding box. Figured, it is the perfect size to keep either in my wife's class, or in our house for 6 weeks or so. Took out the drawer slides and partitions, and put in a new partition to make 2 levels of brooding box. Since the internets told me that my baby chicks need 1-2 sqft of space each, and the dresser is only 16" x 30" that only leaves me room for 3.33 chicks per level... I added a "track" for a piece of plexi glass under the top...
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