Brooder design

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rudy_rooster, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. rudy_rooster

    rudy_rooster Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm contemplating brooder designs for the spring. This past year, we used a plastic bin in our guest bathroom. Since we don't want to give up our bathroom again, we are planning a more "permanent" brooder set up in our basement. I've got a basic wooden frame built (it will be 24 inches by 48 inches when done), but no sides. I'm considering chicken wire and plastic around the outside, or hardboard and insulation behind it, but not sure which is more efficient heat-wise and cost-wise.
    Any suggestions? Thanks.
     
  2. mallory2013

    mallory2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and [​IMG]! Here is an awesome thread that I slugged through to find ideas for my brooder, maybe there is one here that will help you!
    Brooder pics thread
     
  3. rudy_rooster

    rudy_rooster Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. Yes, a great deal of photos to look through.
    PS- We're in CT too. Did not like that October snow...
     

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