Fancy-schmancy brooder Delux

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by froggiesheins, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    I wanted to share this with all you chickie lovers! My extra fancy-schmancy brooder delux!
    I had a drysink in my living room and I made a frame for it, put cardboard on the sides, put the little "bedroom" w/ heatlamp inside the box. Put a layer of plastic on the bottom and shavings on top. At first I covered it all with plastic to keep the entire area warm, but Beep is 1 month so there is only heat in the box. His toys inside the box are: a mirror, 2 fake birdies w/feathers on them and a tunnel, just big enough for him to crawl into, I made w/ cardboard and covered it with polar fleece. On the floor of the box I put feathers I gleaned from the chickens at the stables where my horse lives. I glued then to cardboard. And, a roosting pole. I also have a dimmer switch so I am starting to turn down the heat on him. I got just a wee bit carried away, but he is an only child. [​IMG]

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  2. BigIslandChicks

    BigIslandChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW all those toys and things! super cute! you are such a good mommy! [​IMG]
     
  3. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you! My Beep is so content in there, I take him/her out at least 2-3 times a day, but never cries when I put him away. I have a 4 month old Serama hen he plays with on his outings..
     
  4. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    What a great idea!! Love the toys!! [​IMG]
     
  5. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Super Cute!
     

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