Toy Box Brooder

By Moores6 · Feb 13, 2012 · ·
  1. Moores6
    Hello Everyone;
    Lets start with I am a newbie to the world of chickens. As the mom of 4 wonderful children I try and keep my costs down. When looking at all the brooders the box brooders are great but I have cats (and dogs), so they didn't seem safe to me for my chicks. I decided to turn an old little tike's toy box into my brooder.
    Here it is before I started
    So I added ventilation holes to both ends
    then covered it with some hardware cloth
    I added hardware cloth to the top
    I stapled the clothe to a board (the board is screwed in at each end.

    I have not quite figured out a front latch but I will.
    Material list:
    old toy box
    hardware cloth
    nuts, bolts and washers
    two boards

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Recent User Reviews

  1. casportpony
    "Good start!"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 23, 2018
    I look forward to seeing it finished, then I will re-rate.
  2. Hope Hughes
    "Good job recycling"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 22, 2018
    But there isnt a whole lot of information to go with this... seems unfinished.
  3. ronott1
    "Un finished brooder article"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 22, 2018
    Seems like it will be a good build but is not finished


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  1. piglett
    looks great , you don't have to spend piles of cash on a brooder that will only be used a few weeks.
    i'm almost done my $6.99 brooder. it is made with used & scrap lumber that i already had. once finished i'll post the pictures here too. when do your chicks arrive ?

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