DIY brooder lamp holder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dsea, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Dsea

    Dsea Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband built this for my baby chicks. It took him about 20-30 min to build it. (most of that time was spent trying to open the PVC cement container). [​IMG]

    It is designed to put outside the brooder and hang over. The chain can be lowered or raised to control the temp.

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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Very neat idea!
     
  3. HAHAHAHAHA I love PVC stuff.... It's got a million different uses.... Sweet idea... I might steal it :)
     
  4. Dsea

    Dsea Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL, go right ahead. That is why I posted the pictures. [​IMG]
     
  5. chicharomirinda

    chicharomirinda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice! I'll have to put this in my idea file.
     
  6. Chicken Liver

    Chicken Liver New Egg

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    Where did your husband get the lamp cage/reflector/bulbholding thing? Thanks
     
  7. Dsea

    Dsea Out Of The Brooder

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    The bulb, reflector/bulb holder/cage, etc. was bought at Tractor Supply. [​IMG]
     
  8. Chicken Liver

    Chicken Liver New Egg

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    Thanks
     
  9. bbqsfarm

    bbqsfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a couple questions about your brooder light stand if your willing to share. What size of pipe did you use? Did you have to weight the base down? I would also be interested to know in more detail how the chain is attached.

    Thanks
    Susan
     
  10. BScott03

    BScott03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely LOVE this idea! Next project for the hubby to do :)
     

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