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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
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    So I added ventilation holes to both ends
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    then covered it with some hardware cloth
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    I added hardware cloth to the top
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    I stapled the clothe to a board (the board is screwed in at each end.
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    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
    staples
    screws

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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 ?
    piglett

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