First time building a brooder.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Tnchickennewbie, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Tnchickennewbie

    Tnchickennewbie Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 12, 2012
    Well finally got it pretty much done. Still have to hang my heat lamp and do some other small touch up things but the main construstion is complete. Let me know what you think or if I could improve on anything. Thanks.




    Our five year is ready for the fuzzy butts to go in it!! [​IMG]
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  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Oh, that looks great! Good job! For your light, you could probably just put it on top of the wire. That's how I do it, anyway,

  3. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    Looks really good. Very nice!![​IMG] I hang my light on a chain with a double snap. I DON'T trust the light clamps.
  4. TinaK

    TinaK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2010
    WoW! I need to build a brooder..... and certainly wasn't thinking of something as fancy as yours! You have done a great job... I'll be showing my hubby your pics when we start to make ours [​IMG]
  5. Tnchickennewbie

    Tnchickennewbie Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 12, 2012
    Thanks for the compliments. Think I'm gonna try to hang the light from a chain from the ceiling and make it adjustable up and down or just keep various wattage heat lamp bulbs on hand to adjust the heat.
  6. ScottM

    ScottM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well you've impressed this newb and here's my question.

    If I built that (what are the rough dimensions?) how long could I keep six ameraucana chicks in there? And would itbe long enough to feather out and safely join a group of other existing 3 birds?

  7. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2011
    Cairo Ga.
    Hi from Ga. [​IMG]
  8. jerryb

    jerryb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2011
    Southern Michigan
    I just use a light dimmer, I can dial down the temps as needed.

    good job!

  9. Tnchickennewbie

    Tnchickennewbie Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 12, 2012
    Scott the dimensions are 6'x2'6"x3' I'm new myself so I wouldnt be the best one to answer those questions.

    Jerryb that's a good idea haven't thought of that.
  10. Poupoulles

    Poupoulles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2007
    Mayberry (really!)
    great looking brooder. The steps are a touch of genius. After I built mine I realized I couldn't reach every single corner easily which is so important. Very nice!!

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