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Ramblin Rooster's Big Brooder Box

  1. Ramblin Rooster
    After getting an octagon 20 incubator, I immediately ordered some eggs.[​IMG] Realizing I could end up with two dozen chicks[​IMG], I knew I needed to do better than a cardboard box. I found this brooder plan on BYC, and made a few modifications. First, I nearly doubled it in size. Mine is 4 by 6 feet and two feet tall. It also has a lid, so older chicks won't hop out. I also took into consideration that it should be spacious, since we are hatching chicks in the winter so they will probably be spending a lot of time in it. The size is also useful because I can divide different aged hatches and even stick a broody mama in there. I gave it a whole room in our barn, since it's so big. I will posts photos of it in the room when it's done. So far I will be posting the photos of our progress, as we are not completely done.

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    First we put the 4x4' posts in each corner of the base to connect the walls onto.

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    Next we added the walls to the sides.

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    I am posting as I go, so keep checking for more updates! I should be finished This week, as long as I can find some spare time.

    ~Ramblin Rooster [​IMG]

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