Anybody with any pics of homemade brooders?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by J&KV, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. J&KV

    J&KV In the Brooder

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    I was going to either order some pullets online or our local feed store. I just wanted to get some ideas about how to go about building a homemade brooder for maybe about 6 chicks. Thanks.[​IMG]
     
  2. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Songster

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    I have some pictures and explanation of my brooder set up on my blog at:
    http://lisahaschickens.wordpress.com

    Go to the posts on Feb 8th, 9th, 10th.

    I used a cardboard box with a 250 watt red heat bulb in a brooder lamp... you're supposed to have about 1/2 square foot per baby in the beginning.
     
  3. J&KV

    J&KV In the Brooder

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    Thanks, these help out a lot![​IMG]
     
  4. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Songster

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    Here's mine.

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    After I put yesterday hatch in tonight, I will have 18 total chicks in it. I will seperate the 3 week olds from the newbies with the partition. So far it's worked great.
     
  5. agirly4chicks

    agirly4chicks Songster

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    Just curious...where does everyone store the brooders since they are pretty big.
     
  6. My chicken is cuter

    My chicken is cuter Songster

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    Mine just goes in the garage or out on the patio. But mine isn't that big 25 chicks max.
     
  7. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    I would think a plastic bin with an extra oven grate would be fine [​IMG]

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  8. agirly4chicks

    agirly4chicks Songster

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    Quote:That is a very good idea. I just spent $40 on one this morning.
     
  9. Snakeoil

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    [​IMG]Here's mine...
     

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