Our Fold Up Brooder Box

By raimnel · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. raimnel
    Our Brooder Box
    Here it is, our fold up brooder box! I spaced taking pictures while my husband was building it, but I have pictures of it all finished. It has had chicks in it since it was finished so I also can't take pictures of it all folded up. (Squeeeesh!) :gig

    He used all materials that we had laying around. (we got alot of stuff laying around) :O)
    The brooder box is 7' long 3' wide and almost 3' tall. He used 1x1's for the frame, and old paneling for the walls and floor. He put linoleum on the floor for easy clean ups. The top is totally removable in 2 pieces. He hinged all the walls so they could fold down so we could take it into the basement or put it on the porch. Just fold and go!
    After we got chicks into it I found out that is was too tall for me to easily reach the chicks, so he then added a door to the front of the box. The top box either houses a broody or smaller chicks. This box was too big for 14 new chicks so I started them out in the smaller box that sits on top of the big box. now I got my 13 Easter chicks in the big box and my 12 NEW chicks in the small box (until this weekend, then everyone gets a dosey doe)

    First of all here is what we had last year....
    [​IMG]a cardboard box!

    OK OK here it is
    with broody box on top!...
    With chicks in the "broody" box (and the door)...
    and the door opened....
    Thanks for looking! Oh and our cost was $0 we had everything! time to make = 2 weeks nights only! YAY! for hubbies who can do this!

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Recent User Reviews

  1. Anonymous
    "Nice large box."
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Aug 16, 2018
    Nice & large but more description on how to make would have been good.
  2. ronott1
    "Nice Brooder"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 27, 2018
    The article needs more pictures and build details.
  3. N F C
    "Fold Up Brooder"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 21, 2018
    I'd like to see how this folds up, that would be handy for storage when it's not in use. Is it possible to update the article with photos of it folded?
    flygirl1973 likes this.


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  1. DianaMallory
    Well obviously this isn't your first dosey doe! Because you kept in mind the space needed to brood them for the long run. Good job! Your brooder looks much like my last one except I used card board and 2x4's to frame 3 walls. The 4th wall was up against our basement wall. And I had a chair sitting beside mine too! Nice job!
  2. The Farm
    Cool !!! i will start on mine in the morning thanks
  4. Chickens R Us
    This is exactly what I want to make. I showed my DH and told him this is what we have to make , he loves it when I say we!!
  5. Barn Mama
    Great Idea ! I have one of those husbands too!
  6. Lupa Duende
    I will swap your husband for four of my chickens!
    1. CrazyQueen
      Too funny!
  7. goldencomets6
    i love it more!
  8. TabbyG
    love this too!
  9. palm
    i love it

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