Got chicks today and brooder pics!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by southmsprepper, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. southmsprepper

    southmsprepper New Egg

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    Built a brooder over the last couple days with some new but mostly scrap wood I already had. Its based on a design I found here on BYC. Its kind of a two part brooder which removes from the base so I can take them out to play in the grass some as they grow. Half of it has a bottom and a larger half is bottomless. Its about 2ft by 5ft, and about 2ft tall.


    Please note, I'm not a carpenter, so some parts are a little off and some things are a little crooked, but overall I'm pleased with my attempt.


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    I got 5 Buff Orpingtons and 5 Barred Rocks from the local co-op today. I still have to add a top, and will finish up tomorrow.
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2012
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is awesome. [​IMG]
    Very good job!
     
  3. chickenmanII

    chickenmanII Out Of The Brooder

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    looks good to me, I have built three and I have not had a chicken complain about any of them being crooked yet. If I do I'll let you know, they are definitely not perfect. Good looking coop and chicks, good luck.
     
  4. Megs501

    Megs501 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great! I'm starting to wish we had built one- hubby is great w that stuff but too busy w work, so I'm using a dang rubbermaid tote. =/. LOVE those babies, too sweet! That look happy to me! :)
     
  5. rebel-rousing-at-night

    rebel-rousing-at-night Chillin' With My Peeps

    X's 2!
     
  6. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    [​IMG] In awe [​IMG] Your chicks look like they LOVE it. All my chicks get is an old dog kennel!!!
     
  7. DPC poultry

    DPC poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice brooder pen!
     

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