Built new brooder box - just in case

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by florida lee, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. florida lee

    florida lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I may want to get some chicks next month, so figured i better get ready. My old brooder is now being used as a sick bay.
    Top door is for replenishing water and food and for catching chicks.
    Bottom door is for cleaning out box.
    Top is hardware cloth.
    Heat lamp is adjustable to regulate heat.
    Just need more painting and its ready.



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  2. jerryb

    jerryb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nicely done!

    I am currently brooding some bantams and used a light dimmer switch to dim my brooder lamp to reduce the temps. gets the temp I need and saves a bit on electricity. you might have one to put to use if you save everything like me.


    Cheers
    Jerry
     

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