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Coopdeviiies Homemade Chick Brooder

  1. CoopDeViIIe
    The rubbermaid tub was looking a little small for our little gang, which was all the excuse I needed to disappear to the garage for a while to cook up something new. I put together a 4' by 2' wooden space, raised off the ground and made pullout bedding trays and screened lids. I have just amateur carpentry skills, but I am pleased with how it turned out.Here are a few pics:

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    Framework all together.

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    Plywood sides are on and stapling on the chicken wire all the way around.

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    Made some wire screened lids with handles for easy access.

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    Took all day, but that night before bed it was all finished, pull out drawers and all.

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    Fully completed ready to go in our mud room at the back of the house.

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    Our little Jersey Giant checking out the new digs.

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    They like being able to see over the sides at the world around them.


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    Here was their old home in the rubbermaid tub.

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  1. jab91864
    Good job!!
  2. schrunk11
    Looks like you did a good job on the brooder! Chicks seem to like it too!!! Not only will the plywood sides keep a draft off them, it'll keep them from scratching shavings and food out onto the floor.

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