My Brooder!
My hubby the great guy that he is, help me build this wonderful brooder!
It was shelving from a clothing store.
As for the other materials we had them laying around the house so my cost was nothing.

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STEP 1: What you need!

  • four 4x4 post
  • size depending you need about 3-5 1x2
  • 2-3 sheets of plywood
  • wire mesh
  • 1 inch screws
  • heavy duty staples
  • 4 hinges
  • 2 bolt locks
  • heat lamp
  • a water thingy
  • a food thingy
STEP 2:Build you frame
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  1. Take you 4x4 and build your frame.
  2. Take you 1x2 a build your floors to the size you want and attach your plywood. (our floors are 3 feet by 4 feet)
  3. Attach your floor to the legs



STEP 3: Side walls!


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    As you can see here we attached the 1x1 to the inside of the plywood and used it to attach it to the floor. We left a 1 foot opening for the door. (My advice, go bigger!



STEP 4:
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    ON the OUTSIDE of the brooder attach your wire so that the little babies don't cut themselves on the sharp edges.
  • USE gloves! I got a lot of cuts from this part of the project.
  • I used heavy duty staples to attach the wire. I made it clean and was easy to do.




STEP 5: The Final Touches
Attach your door with the hinges, make sure you have some type of lock so nothing can get in that you don't want in.
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Here is the inside!
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****After my first go round with babies the news paper is good to have on the bottom with pine chips on top! Babies POOP a lot!****




Close up of the top!
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With Babies:
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