Dog Proof Brooder

By BrendaChick · Apr 3, 2012 · Updated Apr 11, 2012 · ·
  1. BrendaChick

    I built this brooder to keep in my kitchen. My dog Teddy is fascinated with the chickens now that they are big enough to fly up to the perches and can be seen through the chicken wire window at the top. The lower half is covered with 18 inch high wood in an effort to keep my dog out of trouble. The only way to get in for cleaning is through the side window. I should have made the top able to open as well. A strip of wood goes across the top to hang the heat lamp and water font. I think the brooder is about 20 inches deep by 30 inches wide. And it's tall. Maybe 30 inches tall. It sits on two little tables to keep it up high. I keep supplies under it on the tables. It holds six chickens.

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Recent User Reviews

  1. ronott1
    "Nice Brooder!"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Aug 26, 2018
    Better pictures and more build details would make the article better
  2. The Farmers' Daughter
    "Looks good"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 30, 2018
    The wood along the bottom portion of the brooder is a good idea. While the chicks are little it should give them an added sense of security.
    Did hearing but not seeing make your dog more or less interested?
  3. CCUK
    "Looks well built"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 23, 2018
    Looks good but is the chicken wire tough enough to keep a determined dog out?


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  1. BrendaChick
    Thank you! If you have a cat I would use one inch hardware cloth instead of chicken wire. That should keep out paws that can climb.
  2. applefalls
    Looking for something to keep my cat away from the peeps while they are still to small to fend her off. Did you build this from scratch? If so, you have some great skills!
  3. BeulahBreezes
    Great Brooder! Too bad for Teddy!

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