Building a brooder from scraps

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ridgefire, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. ridgefire

    ridgefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I was looking in my barn and I realized I could build a good size brooder just from stuff laying around in the barn. [​IMG]

    so here we go, I took an old set of saw horses for the base, added a couple of 2x6 on the flat to hold the base. I had a old sheet of concrete board from my fireplace install. I used that as the base. When I built my fireplace I used cultured stone and it came in these heavy duty boxes with 2x2 in the corners of the boxes for support. I ripped all those out and used them to build the brooder walls. I then cut up one box and stapled them to the sides of the brooder. The only thing I have to buy for the brooder is a light, feeder, water dish, and some wire mesh for the top. Not too bad.

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    Last edited: Mar 14, 2008
  2. chickhamm

    chickhamm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that looks great!!!, i love building stuff around here from the scraps i can collect.


    chickhamm
    Theressa
    GA
     
  3. ridgefire

    ridgefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why thank you. My coop is pretty much made up of stuff I found laying around or got dirt cheap at the store
     

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