Danib's Brooder

By danib · Jun 6, 2013 · ·
  1. danib
    Since chickens grow like weeds, my husband made our 5 chicks a grow out brooder that they wouldn't outgrow so quickly. It is "L" shaped so it fits nicely in the corner of our sun porch. It is 7 ft tall and both levels are a 4ft x 4ft x 2 ft deep "L" shape. It has two levels that are both 3.5 ft tall and are connected by a "ramp". It has four doors that can open for easy cleaning and be locked securely. The top level acts as their coop..it has 2 roosts, and an automatic waterer and feeder. The flooring is vinyl for easy clean up, also. The bottom level acts as "run" space for them to play in..and they do. lol. They love it! They have more than enough space, and we love knowing that they're comfortable in there until we get their coop done!


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Recent User Reviews

  1. TropicalBabies
    "I Love it!"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Sep 2, 2018
    Smart use of space and materials, pleasing to the eyes, perfect transitions for the fast growing little beepers. It looks very enjoyable for all. Almost a charming piece of furniture. I bet their coop will be awesome!!! Lucky buggers. Bravo mom and dad!
  2. N F C
    "Space-Saving Brooder"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Aug 8, 2018
    Looks like a nice job, wish there were more details on how it was built.
  3. ronott1
    "Nice Brooder"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 31, 2018
    Great brooder!

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  1. Eelantha
    Now this is a creative brooder! It's a very nice idea you have there - I'm definitely keeping the concept in mind for when I want to try brooding my own chicks! :D
  2. RodNTN
    Oh my gosh! That's such a roomy, great looking brooder! I might just try it for my 'growing fast as weeds, outgrowing their tiny brooder' chicks! :)
  3. azotter
    This is awesome
  4. ChickenGirl18
    Wow lucky chicks!
  5. Two Chicksahs
    That brooder of your looks very well made and durable! Nice job! It should last you a long time and its well thought out!
  6. magdalene74
    wow... just....wow.
  7. bucky52
    I adore this.
  8. DianaMallory
    Nice job of a space saving brooder with room to grow. If this is a contest you should get the blue ribbon! And I am not judging it from it's looks but by it's adaptability for growing chicks. But it does look like a nice piece of furniture too! Good job!
  9. Heron's Nest Farm
    Wow! This is by far the prettiest I've seen!
  10. 10whiskers
    I like the ramp and roost. The birds will already be familiar with these when they transfer to their "big bird" coop. And I agree, that birds grow so fast!
  11. scampisi
    Very creative…I love it!
  12. Henpencker
    Oh your really good.I agree it does look like an antique piece of furniture...I'm sharing this i have 12 EE that I need to brood when they get bigger...now I can see a way to do it. Not exactly this way but a way thank you!
  13. kamuelamom
    This is awesome!
  14. jellybellyx6
    We are looking into doing something like this. Did you use 2X4's for the frame?
  15. danib
    Thank you :)
  16. Weasleymum
    That is awesome! It looks like an old-fashioned piece of furniture. I love it!
  17. danib
    I have more pics and my dh would be happy to answer any building questions :)

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