Double Decker Brooder

By NonnasBabies · May 1, 2018 · Updated Aug 7, 2018 · ·
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  1. NonnasBabies
    Well.. I'm just getting back after having to sell all my birds due to personal reasons. I needed to make a new brooder. I’m not really sure why everything I end up making ends up being twice as big as what I planned. But since I'm definitely not a carpenter it is what it is.

    It ended up being 6'x4'x2' The bottom section ended up being taller than the top. Other than some crooked boards I'm still pretty proud of it. I seriously was winging it. Had a picture in my head and no clue exactly how it execute it. Just figured it out as I went. (I know that will make some cringe but hey the chicks don't care!)

    I think all in all it cost about $135 to make only because I already had the plywood lying around!! The most expensive thing was the wheels.. It's tremendously heavy so it made things easier for me!!

    I know the babies will love the room they will have and their roosts I put in there!

    *edit*
    I've been asked for measuements and how I did it. I had nothing to go off of. I had just looked at alot of brooders and had an idea in mind. and started and this is what I came up with!



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Recent User Reviews

  1. N F C
    "Big Brooder"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Aug 7, 2018
    Wheels were a good idea, that has to be heavy!
  2. ronott1
    "Nice Brooder!"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Aug 6, 2018
    Good pictures to help with brooder build ideas!

    More build details would help others build one
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  3. mrs_organized_chaos
    "Nice idea, need more details"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 26, 2018
    would love to see the plans/measurements, in progress pics and the material list used for the build.
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  1. MROO
    You did a fabulous job on this brooder! No one would believe you weren't a carpenter unless you told them. I think what people are asking for are some finished measurements, so they can replicate it - that's a huge compliment to your work! If measure along the lengths of your boards, even the short ones you cut to fit, you could write the measurements across a rough sketch of the finished project. If you don't want to draw it, you could even write them on a copy of the photo you posted. That would give your admirers an idea on how to get started. There's no need for others to reinvent the wheel when you did such a great job on designing this one!
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    1. NonnasBabies
      Thanks so much for your kind words... I'll work on that!!
  2. NonnasBabies
    The problem is is that I had nothing to go off of. I looked at tons of brooder pics and I just started building it and this is what I came up with. I will try to get some of the pics in the middle of building it!

    And there are def a couple of things I'd do differently. I would either not make it so long or make a door on each end so that it's not so hard to get in it to clean

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