home made brooder ? any plans

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jokker1978, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. jokker1978

    jokker1978 Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone have plans for a brooder that works good ?
     
  2. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my homemade brooder is 4X3X2 with a 36X24" Plexiglas window to look into and two brooder lamps in it concealed. My brooder is in the garage so it is like this to protect against drafts.
     
  3. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    All i did was this.... bought 2 storage bins at walmart for $7 each and cut a hole in the tops and put chicken wire that i already had on top of the holes and tighten down with zip ties and 2 heat lamps

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  4. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    do brooders need tops on them?
     
  5. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    Quote:some people don't have tops on them but i do that's why i have the BIG hole in the top with the chicken wire because as the chickens get older they like to hop and stretch there wings and sometimes will hope right out the brooder
     
  6. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    Quote:some people don't have tops on them but i do that's why i have the BIG hole in the top with the chicken wire because as the chickens get older they like to hop and stretch there wings and sometimes will hope right out the brooder

    your brooder how many would you suggest would fit in there?
     
  7. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    about 15 chicks can fit in each one but when they hit about 4 weeks old then you have to move them to a bigger brooder
     
  8. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    ok i see im not sure wha tim going to do for all my chicks lol im not sure how many im gonna have hatch but i got 44 in the bator right now
     
  9. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    heres what i did for my first 2 chicks i used a 20 gallon fish tank with a heat light clamped onto the side it worked fine till they were ready for outside
     
  10. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I will have to have a lid on mine if my duck eggs hatch. Otherwise the brooder would just become a cat food container [​IMG]
     

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