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Help Me Convert My Brooder

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

  1. Schroeder

    Schroeder Songster

    Nov 9, 2008
    Central Indiana
    My Coop
    I made this brooder for quail but don't plan on getting quail again. I'd like to repurpose it for chickens, but as is, there is not enough height (about 9 inches) to accommodate chicks for more than a week or 2 at best. The only thing I've come up with so far is to cut out the bottom hardware cloth, and mount the entire thing on top of a box a couple of feet tall made of 1/2 inch plywood. I used air driven staples which won't be easy to extract from the pine wood.

    I'd love to hear ideas about how I could best convert the quail brooder into a chick brooder. Thanks.


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