Below you will see how I build my 4x8 chicken brooder.
It started with 30 hens on order & some wood
I've never really built anything before but am somewhat handy.... so far so good.
A little paint... I wanted to see what it was going to look like.
Traditional "Barn Red" & White trim... maybe a little over the top?
I've not told my wife yet that I could have used a cardboard box :|
The front folds down so we can catch them if necessary as the sides are 2.5 feet high.
View with the front secured in place.
The lid is secured with hardware cloth, maybe not necessary in our basement but we have cats & maybe we will brood future chicks in the barn?
There are openings in the lid to allow the heat lamps to be lowered as far as necessary.
Once the heat lamps are high enough the openings can close, but then it is hard to open the lid.
For the next round (in 2 weeks) I ordered a sweeter-heater instead of the heat lamps.
Hopefully that will be an upgrade that works well?