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Chick Nursery

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  1. ThreeBoysChicks
    The Chick nursery
    The nursery was new in 2007 and was built to raise chicks and also to house a broody hen when hatching. It has served us well brooding many many chicks. It measueres 3ft deep X 5 ft long and 2 ft high and is mounted on the wall in our barn at the right hight for easy cleaning and feeding.
    Materials

    • Scrap Lumber 2X4's, 2X2's, Plywood
    • Scrap piece of 2X4 welded wire
    • 2 Ft Chicken Wire (This was left overs from a former garden fence, before I realized chickens will jump over 2 ft fence)
    • Haredwire Cloth
    • Vinyl Floor Scrap piece
    • Cardboard box
    Steps
    • Made the Bottom 3 Ft. X5 ft. out of the Scrap 2X4's. Added a piece of 2X4 in the center for stability. Covered it with Hardwire cloth
    • Made the top same as Bottom excpet covered with some 2X4 welded fencing
    • Screwed 2 ft. pieces of 2X4 at each corner and center to form box. Covered the outside with 2Ft Chicken wire.
    • Covered the back with scrap piece of plywood to help contain wood shavings.
    • Use piece of vinyl flooring on floor which is easily removed and cleaned.
    • Door was made out of 2X2 and again covered in chicken wire.
    • Mounted on the wall at waist heightf or easy cleaning
    • Cut pieces of cardboard to go around sides and door to contain wood shavings. Easily replaced when needed.
    • ADDED AFTER PICTURES WERE TAKEN - Added a roost (old 2X2) in the center between both the front and back support.
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    Helpful Hints to you - If you are thinking about building a chicken house, read through BYC I got a lot of ideas and gotchas to avoid by reading BYC. Don't be ashamed to go Dumpster diving. You can get a lot for free.

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  1. mustangrooster
    This has to be ne of my favourite brooders :) Nice job.
  2. ChickenLife
    I really like this brooder, it's up off the ground where they see you as a person talking and caring for them, that helps settle down.
  3. Dustieburk
    Nice looking !
  4. riverrunner
    Great brooder. Nicely built!!!!
  5. chicken girl 8
  6. BButterfly
    Nicely done!!
  7. Ivy MG
    I love this brooder!
  8. Twisted-Rooster
    Love the brooder!! Nicely done!!
  9. chickenlover237
  10. kappelmd
    How did this brooder work out with the drop front door? Do you have any chicks jump out?

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