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  1. 2907 Chicken

    2907 Chicken In the Brooder

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    Hey guys so I'm getting my new brinsea mini advance on Monday and I want a simple idea for a brooder but I don't want ones made out of them storage tubs I would rather have one out of wood ideas please ;)
     

  2. hiddenacres

    hiddenacres Chirping

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    give me half an hour and i will make you a brooder blueprint
     
  3. 2907 Chicken

    2907 Chicken In the Brooder

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    Would you that would be great it for about seven chicks at a time and most probably fourteen it would be goo if I could separate it somehow for the younger and older chickens:rolleyes:
     
  4. dheltzel

    dheltzel Crowing

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    You just need a wooden box, size is whatever fits where you are putting it, but generally larger is better. Look at a plastic storage tub and make a wooden box like that. IMO, plastic is much more hygienic because it can be cleaned more thoroughly, but wood (and even cardboard) were used before modern plastics provided a better material.
     
  5. hiddenacres

    hiddenacres Chirping

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    here is what i came up with for you.
    5-6 foot long
    2.5-3 ft half sections (if your creative make them removable)
    3-4 foot wide
    2-2.5 foot tall

    should look something like this in the end.
     
  6. Shaneb99

    Shaneb99 Chirping

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    I made 2 that I use all the time. They are 18" wide X 18" tall X 4' long and can be made from 1 sheet of plywood. Heat is provided by a single heat lamp on an electric baseboard thermostat. I built them bolted together at the corners so I can take them apart and stand the pieces against the wall when not being used. Make sure to cut ventilation cut outs in the top to get enough air circulation. I also ended up putting a hinge in the middle of the top so it was easier to get in but if I was doing it again I would just slide the top back and forth. It will hold up to 30 chicks for the first 2 weeks then I move them to a floor ring. Go to GQF's website and look at the commercially made brooder boxes for an idea of size and capacity.
     
  7. mbelim

    mbelim In the Brooder

    Hello all,
    can I hijack this thread for a lil?

    see here below I have this shelf I would like to convert into a multi layered brooder.... ideas? How do I go about doing it? I need as much info as possible pls. I have never made a brooder before.[​IMG]
     

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