Brooder Almost Done!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CupOJoe42, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

    Apr 11, 2011
    Thought I would share some updated pictures of my brooder. It's almost finished!! The whole thing is on casters. Lid lifts up, front folds down to make cleaning and access easier. Still have to add some hardware, linoleum, and paint.


    The interior is divided into 2 sections that can be made into one by opening the access door in between.


  2. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Songster

    [​IMG] Very nice
  3. BuffyGRL

    BuffyGRL Songster

    Looks great! Now almost ready for lots of little fluffy chicks!
  4. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Songster

    May 13, 2011
    Very nice! How big is it?

  5. trulyblessed

    trulyblessed In the Brooder

    Jun 4, 2011
    That really looks great!
  6. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

    Apr 11, 2011
    It's about 6' x 3 1/2'. Hope to get it primed and painted today!
  7. KDK1

    KDK1 Songster

    Jun 29, 2011
    Tennessee Plateau
    Looks great! What do you plan to use for bedding?

  8. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

    Apr 11, 2011
    I am hoping to put down a piece of linoleum and then cover with pine shavings for bedding.

    I have an EcoGlow chick brooder that I plan to put inside and want to pick up a second one so that I have one on each side. Have also been looking for a 40 watt red ligthbulb so that I can use that for lighting in the basement over the brooder. No one seems to carry them. I purchased nipple waterers, but don't know if I will use those or a hanging water dispenser.

    We haven't started the (12 x 18) coop yet, as I first had to get a permit ($400!) and now we have to dig holes for sono tubes and have them inspected. Unfortunately the building inspector lives around the corner and passes by our house all the time, so I have to be on my best behavior. That was $400 that was going to go toward the actual coop... probably won't get to make much of a run this year. Backyard is fenced in, but I still don't want to lose any chickens to predators or flying over the fence. Still need windows and doors for the coop. Hardware cloth too.

    I have to have major surgery next month and probably won't be able to do much of anything (including go up and down stairs to visit my chicks) for 6-8 weeks. [​IMG]

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