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Awesome Chicken Brooder for around $200.00

Huge homemade brooder
By Farmtruck · Mar 5, 2016 · ·
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  1. Farmtruck

    Items we got for free:
    All the wood – We asked construction sites for their waste pieces
    The window – We got it off of Craig’s list. It was part of a sliding door.
    The linoleum – We got from the construction site. Again it was their waste material.
    Wheels – I was given the wheels from work
    Hinges and door pulls – I pulled them off of old doors I got off of Craig’s list.
    Extension cord for lights – Got out of the trash, and had it laying around the house.
    Things I had to pay for:
    Paint and Primer - $90.00
    Spackle or wood putty - $6.00​

    2 lights and light bulbs - $12.00
    Heat lamps and bulbs - $34.00
    Screws and Staples (On sale) - $30.00
    Surge protector - $13.00
    Waterers and Thermostats - $15.00
    Total = $200.00​
    The only reason I’m listing this stuff out is to show you if you swallow your pride and just ask for some of the materials you need you can save a ton of money. Wood alone you would be looking at over $400.00. The wheels are each $110.00. I know that for a fact. Hinges you can get 12 for $24.00 at home Depot. Window this size I’m not sure so I’ll say at least $100.00, I could be wrong on that one. Linoleum is $40.00, again I do know that because I almost bought a remnant from Home Depot before I found the stuff I got for free. I’m just saying with a little resourcefulness you don’t have to put off building your next brooder or chicken coop or whatever else you want to build. Total savings I think I saved on this project is a little over $1,000.00. I think I might even be going a little on the low side. So get out there and have fun.


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Recent User Reviews

  1. N F C
    "Huge Brooder"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Aug 3, 2018
    For someone that raises a lot of chicks, a big brooder that will last over time may be the best way to go. One thing about this one...not sure how easy it is to clean out as it appears the only access is from the top.
  2. mrs_organized_chaos
    "Nice brooder"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 24, 2018
    The article was full of helpful instruction and pictures to build this brooder. Very nice and roomy brooder. This has to be much better than the typical water trough where bigger chicks can escape.

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  1. rhondademulder
    That is clever ~ creative ~ and most of all so inventive! SWEET JOB you did ...im envious !!!
  2. Farmtruck
    Thank you
  3. silkiecuddles
    THAT is a very nice (and big) brooder. Great job!
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