Here's our home made brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by onewithquail, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. onewithquail

    onewithquail Out Of The Brooder

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    Nothing fancy, costs less then $7.00 because Wall Mart had a sale on the bins. We already had a heat lamp, and wire screen,[​IMG] so the cost was nothing compared to a store bought brooder. Same as our incubator, which we made from an old aquarium, and a 40 watt light bulb, the fixture we also had so cost was less then $15.00 because we had to buy a humidity meter, and thermometer.
     
  2. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cool. I have 32 chicken eggs in my incubator and I hope they all hatch. Supposedly Friday. This is a great idea for a brooder. In the past I've always used OSB and 2x4s. Might try the plastic brooder approach.
     
  3. onewithquail

    onewithquail Out Of The Brooder

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    Cool, and good luck on the hatch, Ya I think the plastic container works great for a brooder, and it cleans real easy, spray it out and dry then use 5%bleech water mixture to steralize, wait till dry and it's ready to use again...Works well for me so far, and as I said it's cheap..lol
     
  4. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i like using the plastic kiddy pools for large hatches. Nice setup tho my first brooder was very much the same.
     
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    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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