Stage Ii Brooder

By Mikeeeeeeeeee · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. Mikeeeeeeeeee
    Stage II Brooder
    Here at Bethany Farms, we hatch a good many chicks. I know that most everyone has a "tote" with a lamp and newspaper in the bottom, and that is a good place to start chicks. That is what we do for two weeks and then we move them outside to the Stage II Brooder. This brooder is built from scraps of dimensional pine lumber and 1/8" Luann. A metal hinged top and a small run closed in with 1" chicken wire helps the little fuzzybutts to get their 1st taste of the real world.

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Recent User Reviews

  1. Anonymous
    "Nice brooder."
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jan 30, 2019
    Nice brooder but not enough description & build pics.
  2. N F C
    "Missing Details"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Aug 17, 2018
    Nice large brooder for someone that raises lots of chicks but there isn't any information on how it was built.
  3. ronott1
    "nice brodero"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 27, 2018
    Short article. Needs more build details


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  1. riverrunner
    Love the design. looks like it would work great for growing out the chicks.
  2. ftroop
    Great design. I love the size and how much you've done with so little material. I wonder if there's a way to stop drafts through that door like a 10" lip with a ramp on the inside as well. No one has talked about wrapping the chicken wire like that to stop predators. Great idea. I've also heard a good bit about predators getting chick through that chicken wire, have you had any of that? Why did you build the floor of the coop off the ground so far?
  3. mommachick1
    Great idea, there's always pics of coops, but not that much on brooders, which is what I need now. Thanks!
  4. firestrike09
    The only thing id be concerned with is if the chicks go into the run area and cant figure out how to get back. ( ive seen some stupid chicks) . But givin there hasent been much talk on here im sure they did fine. Its a Verry nice set up
  5. fiddlebanshee
    I like this idea. Is there any reason why one couldn't put day old chicks in there? Why do you brood them somewhere else for the first two weeks?
  6. AngieChicken12
    what is the dimensions of the the brooder?
  7. Canimia
    Love that little perch. Very neat design!

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