Baby Chicks Will Travel...New Brooder Built Today in Anticipation..

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by fireguy56, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, Sooooo...Have big coop and run with 30 girls and boys. Wife comes home with 2 Silkie chicks she picked up on way home, knowing that we have 7 "Top Hats" on way from McMurrary on 12th......Soooooo, I needed to act fast. Got storm in Gulf, rain coming down already, but pushed ahead. Built a new brooder today in my shop for the new arrivals. By the way, out hearts go out to all that had a loss from Hurricane Irene. We are is S.E. Louisiana and we feel your pain, hang in there.....Our prayers are with you.
    Here are a few pics of what I built today. A few additions coming tomorrow, but pretty much ready for the girls. Hope ya'll like. Also, ck. out our coop page to see what we did down South as new Chicken " Hooked A** Newbies To All This Crziness That Is BYC'ers".
    Erik

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    It is 3' x 5' and 20" high. Light enough to move where we want....top is hinged as well as door to open and fill feeders and waterers. Will be on legs with a heat lamp, waterers, feeders, thermometer, pine shavings, etc..... Hope ya'll like my design. Thanks to all on site for good ideas I stole to build this. Will post pic's once all done and babies inside.
    Erik
     
  2. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    [​IMG] looks so good you wan a build me one and send it up north.
     
  3. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, Got Firemen buddies in Big Apple, next time we visit them in 2012, will be glad to help ya out. Keep in touch.
    Erik
     

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