Chicken brooder

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CHRISNDAWN, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. CHRISNDAWN

    CHRISNDAWN New Egg

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    Ok now that those finally loaded I can show the pictures of the brooder that I built for our new arrivals coming on Friday.

    I copied this from https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/amferro103s-homemade-chicken-brooder. I wish I could take credit for it but I just wasn't feeling like re-inventing the wheel so to speak. I did make a few very minor modifications to this mostly in the manner of construction. Like the original it is a two piece design for easy of cleaning and storage and what not.

    view of the fram from the front
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    Here is a side view notice the frame is assembled with kreg pocket joint screws. I find these to invaluable to speed things up and make nice solid joint there is also wood glue inbetween every joint for added strength.
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    back side
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    top and side
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    side view with overall dimension 36"
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    length is 60"
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    somewhat better close up
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    top frame to access lid 19"
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    slightly closer view
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    horizontal measurement from front below door
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    from front vertical rail by door to rear vertical
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    overall hieght
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    the box that the fram cage sits in
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    another view its 5/6th of box woohoo
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    close up of the kreg pocket joints. I cannot stress just how much I like this simple tool
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    inside of box
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    and another I snapped a lot of photos and threw them all in
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    overall outside dimension is 61" by 37" inside is 60" by 36"
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    close up
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    inside height is 14"
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    outside is 14.5"
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    Everything fits nice and snug
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    full length strap / piano hinge for strength. Notice where the lid secures to the front horizontal member I added two screws counter sunk to prevent it from twisting just a little added security
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    with the door open
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    all screened in with 1/2" hardware cloth I used one 36" by 10' roll to screen the whole thing.
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    Total of materials. 2 4' by 8" plywood sheets, 8 2x2's (1.5" by 1.5" one side is slightly larger make noter during layout or it will not fit snug) also make sure that pay attention to your boards when you cut. 8 is enough but i got carried away and did not have one piece long enough for the lid ended up ripping an old 2x4 to complete. and a handfull of the kreg 1.5" pocket hole screws. thanks for looking.
     
  2. CluckAcres

    CluckAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good. Show us pics with chicks in it when you can.
     
  3. brezlynsmom

    brezlynsmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Very nice
     
  4. CHRISNDAWN

    CHRISNDAWN New Egg

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    UPDATE: We got the call a day early that our Chicks had arrived [​IMG]. What Beauties they are! Here are a few pictures of them in their new home enjoy


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  5. JanetS

    JanetS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwww!! How cute. Do you know what kind they are?
     
  6. CHRISNDAWN

    CHRISNDAWN New Egg

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    Yes they are Rhode Island Reds
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Nice !!
     
  8. CluckAcres

    CluckAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice pics!
     
  9. nab58

    nab58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What little cuties! Nice brooder.
     
  10. JanetS

    JanetS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't wait to see the coop you're going to build.
     

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