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Stage Ii Brooder

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  1. Mikeeeeeeeeee
    Stage II Brooder
    [FONT=comic sans ms,sand]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.[/FONT]

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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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