Built a brooder for my first hatch

griffin45

Songster
11 Years
Oct 15, 2008
420
2
131
South Central Virgina
I just finished our brooder the other day and we've got our chicks in it. I put an extra light in it but I don't need it. It is 23" x 46" x 23" deep. It is split in the middle with a sliding door that is adjustable for the opening. It has an inline thermostat and 2 25watt bulbs. I want to put a window in it, and a door on the unheated side. the bottom is hardware screen, 3/4"slats, then aluminum flashing. Its working great and holding 90 degrees with no problem.

 

tfpets

Mmm, tastes like chicken
12 Years
Jan 7, 2008
1,425
11
171
N.Cali/Chico/Forest Ranch
Very nice! It looks like you're in Business! Those babies are so cozy, they're not gonna want to grow up!
How many chicks do you have? Thats a nice sized brooder, so you can have plenty in there for quite a while, but they sure do grow quick!!
Have fun!
Tina
 

griffin45

Songster
11 Years
Oct 15, 2008
420
2
131
South Central Virgina
We have seven birds presently with 18 eggs in the LG. They are on day 18. Last day for turning today. I am in the process of building my own incubator. Started it today and hope to finish it tomorrow. I'll be posting pics in the hatching section later.
 

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