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Recycled Dresser Brooder

  1. match-nickel
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    So here is the dresser I started out with for the Brooding box. Figured, it is the perfect size to keep either in my wife's class, or in our house for 6 weeks or so.

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    Took out the drawer slides and partitions, and put in a new partition to make 2 levels of brooding box. Since the internets told me that my baby chicks need 1-2 sqft of space each, and the dresser is only 16" x 30" that only leaves me room for 3.33 chicks per level...
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    I added a "track" for a piece of plexi glass under the top level so as not to have chicks pooping on other chicks heads :)
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    I made the bottom level, and left a slot under the Hardware cloth for another piece of plexi glass so as not to get chick poop on the floor.
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    Top door made and installed.
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    Bottom door made and installed.
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    Doors installed and heat lamps added. I also installed a dimmer switch to the lamps so I cna adjust the cooking temp of the babies :)

    This weekend my sons and I will be apinting it with some chalkboard paint that my little sister donated. I will add pics when we finish!

    Input would be greatly appreciated!!! I am new to this!

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  1. paridisefarm2009
    Great Idea for recycle !
  2. Stumpy
    Fantastic!

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