Any suggestions on home made brooder

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CHIC, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. CHIC

    CHIC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DH is building it. I just need suggestions on shape size depth etc. It will consist of 2x4s and plywood- free material! help me pretty please
     
  2. Capone

    Capone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you know a big rubbermaid bin would work just as well. it depends on how many chicks your going to brood also
     
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  3. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Not much help here, DH has built everything except a brooder so far, but for now I am using a heavy duty cardboard box with a lamp.

    I would sugguest that if possible make it big enough to put at least 2 separate compartments in it, in case you have different hatch dates (ages) that need to be brooded.
     
  4. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a large rubbermaid tote... cheap and easy to wash out
     
  5. CHIC

    CHIC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, he didn't want to wait for any advise so I just went out to check on him. He is sooo macho lol. Anyways, its pretty big and octagon. He's great at building so I'm sure it will be great. I didn't want it to be wood but the chicks are coming tomorrow and we already have the wood and I have zero dollars to work with lol.
     
  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Check out the "raising chicks" section of BYC, there is a whole many-many-page stickied thread of people showing their homemade brooders [​IMG]

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  7. wing it

    wing it Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. 2txmedics

    2txmedics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use an old hamster caged pen...those recrrangler ones...plastic bottom...wired top that lays on top...side door
     
  9. Chicks & Turks

    Chicks & Turks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pm or email patyrdz, hers are made from those materials and hold lots of birds. Her husband builds them.
     

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