any ideas for a outside brooder?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by steve e, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. steve e

    steve e In the Brooder

    Jul 21, 2013
    Hi im on my 5th cortex hatching for the year. Its been great fun seeing the little guys go from hatch to full grown, but i do not have much room inside the house and the kids would like their room back....

    the only building i have access to out side is a metal shed that gets ten or more hotter than the outside temp... the cool weather for the last couple weeks gave me hope, and or course as soon as i have a hatch the temps go back up... the other day it was in the 90's, and over 110 in the bulding..

    i am hoping some one has ideas for a self contained brooder that would work outdoors. thanks steve e
  2. dougjefferson

    dougjefferson In the Brooder

    I use a converted rabbit hutch. Enclosed all four sides with plywood, installed a light at one end on the lift up roof of hutch. Once feathered out I removed one panel of wood to let natural light in.
  3. dwalters

    dwalters Chirping

    Jul 23, 2013
    Southern Michigan
    Air circulation and vents may help lower temp

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