Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickenlover36, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Chickenlover36

    Chickenlover36 In the Brooder

    Mar 7, 2011
    Im new to the website but im more of a do it yourself guy. i need help building a brooder thats not made of a box. Post pics please!![​IMG]
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
  3. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Songster

    Aug 28, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I don't have any pics, but will try to get you some. Here is what I did: In my hen house (12X24 shed) I built a small area 3ft X 8 feet. I just used old plywood and 2x4's. I made it very simple and then put an old window in the middle to divide it in half. I then hung my water and feeder from hooks in the rafters above. I filled it with shaving and called it a brooder. The reflector lamps also hang from the rafters (about 7 ft tall) on wires or grass strings. It works quite well. I did put plywood on the back wall where the wall boards were, just to prevent corners all over the place for when they are very little. I now have the divider out and they are just now outgrowing it at 8 weeks old.

    Good luck and if you use the 'search' tool on here you can see even more home-made brooders. HenZ

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