Chicken Nursery

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I already have 5 hens and 1 rooster and I am planning on getting baby chicks soon. I want to raise them with lots of human contact so they are tame and friendly. I'm planning on getting from 8 to 10 chicks I want them of different breeds, good players and pretty :)
So planning ahead I started to make some research and to plan and adequate brooder.
So I come up with the idea of a lightweight brooder with an inner space of 18 " X 36" x 15".
For the frame I use:
(2) 2"x2" x38" ( floor frame back and front)
(6) 2"x1" x38" (top and leg reinforcement)
(6) 2"x1" x 18" (sides)
(4) 3"x1"X 36" (legs)
(1) 1/4 " plywood 18"X38" (floor)
(2 ' ) 1/2" x1/2" (cage wire for top and front windows)
(6) self adhering tiles (floor)

As well as some reclaimed material such as
1 red plastic panel ( walls and top)
1 piece of lattice
Some wood scraps

Tools and hardware:
Utility knife
Hammer
Sew
Wire cutter pliers
Woodworking glue
Small nails
Tacks
Stapler and staples
(1) Elastic tie
(3)Plastic straps
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I spend around $35
Still need to buy or built feeder &waterer
Red bulb for the lamp.
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judyki2004
I'm a dreamer. an idealist, an artist (illustrations, mosaics, watercolors ect.), a healer (reiki , reflexology, aromatherapy), a backyard gardener, an urban chicken keeper, who also have 2 ducks and who host a broad variety of wild birds. I have 2 cats: Guailí (16 y/o) & Malaki (2 y/o); and some fishies.

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Great list of materials and dimensions. Love the step by step pictures.
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Love this! Nice work! A lot of people here say that having chicks closer to eye level make them friendlier. Best of luck raising your babies!
 

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