$40 Brooder -

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Eznet2u, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Eznet2u

    Eznet2u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is what my Daughter and I put together tonight. It took about 1.5hrs to complete.
    Tomorrow we will be adding a dimmer switch to help control the temperature a little easier

    Please let me know what you think. Good or Bad, I would like to know what you think.
    This will be used for 5 Cornish X at a time, from now, until the freezer is full. [​IMG]

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  2. Daddas1Punkin

    Daddas1Punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think WE did a good job with it! The temp. is now at 93... [​IMG]
     
  3. Daddas1Punkin

    Daddas1Punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY!!! We get our first five tomorrow! [​IMG] Hopefully they like their new home.. We will add a dimmer and a roost tomorrow. [​IMG]
     
  4. The Chickeneer

    The Chickeneer ~A Morning's Crow~

    That looks like a nice little brooder [​IMG] five chicks at a time is a good number to keep in there. Sice its a little small you should only keep the chicks in there for 3 weeks. Good luck with your chciks[​IMG]
     
  5. Syharrison

    Syharrison Out Of The Brooder

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    very nice looking tidy brooder, plenty of air and heat and light, congrats

    have a non slip mat down
     
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  6. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks very similar to the brooder I made last year. Except mine is a 50 gallon rubbermaid tote. I did the top exactly the same, and added a window to the front on the opposite side of the heat lamp. I used some leftover wire and zip ties I stole from my DH workshop, so all I had to buy was the tote. Which I got on clearance at Wally World for $7 :D
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks good!
     
  8. Daddas1Punkin

    Daddas1Punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great! Post some pics of it in use!
     
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  10. Eznet2u

    Eznet2u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just 9 more weeks until you guys get to go to Camp Frigidaire ...[​IMG] (Shhh...Don't tell them...)

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