BROODER thread! Post pics of your brooders!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by arwmommy, May 17, 2007.

  1. frenchblackcopper

    frenchblackcopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lextextrapper,,you have a fantastic setup as far as a large brooder goes. With a little time and effort,you could install a few wafer thermostats,set up off the floor as high as the chicks heads are,and fully enclosed in window screen,to prevent shavings from entering?? You could possibly install a few red 26 watt light bulbs high on the sides of the walls,,this may help when the heat lights do come on,as to not startle the chicks? Run all wire and electrical connections outside and under the floor for safety.If you have an electricain friend,they may be able to wire a house thermostat into all the heat lights for you as well,,but voltage to a home thermostat is only a few volts. Again,really envy your design,and may use a lot of your ideas in the one I must make this weekend,,over 40 marans are due here this weekend,,with 40 more going in bator next week.Gotta think long term,and large numbers as well here.
     
  2. mikenandrea

    mikenandrea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got to hand it to my hubby. He is the best man in the whole wide world! I showed him a photo of what I wanted him to build and he was like, no problem. I made a few suggestions on the differences I wanted, which he said wasnÂ’t going to be a problem. It has 2 doors that open from the top. He literally finished it in one night!! We still need to add some handles for easier opening and closing.

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  3. Bear88

    Bear88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow it is so big !!!!!!!!!

    i'v only got two chicks hatching so mine is small hehe
     
  4. mikenandrea

    mikenandrea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah.. we are going to figure out how to seperate it into 2. This way when the ones in my bator hatch, they wont be trampled by what is in there now.. LOL
     
  5. Bear88

    Bear88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i need a handy man !!!!!
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    My new garage brooder. It's 4 by 8 and has a middle I can section off. 2 tops that come off for easy cleaning. A place I can hang a heat lamp and I can add a shield around the bottom for drafts! The bottom sits on a 4 by 8 piece of plywood so they will be off the concrete.



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  7. Lovesilkty21

    Lovesilkty21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It looks great!!!
     
  8. Lyz

    Lyz Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is our brooder I made>>>

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    I have made a few changes...need to update the pic...there is chicken wire top and we have a frame for the incubator top to sit on so that they can stay warm under it...and it has plexi-glass covering the back half of it...will try to update pic tomorrow...
     
  9. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

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    Quote:I have this same brooder that I just bought from someone on craigslist for $45..... I love it. Although mine has no back, for easy cleaning. I am going to make a hinged door for it. It is occupied right now by my 7 Serama's who have just started laying.
     
  10. Lyz

    Lyz Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are some updated pics of our brooder....

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