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I made a Brooder yesterday! Now my hatch better be successful! (Pics)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Oldredhen, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Oldredhen

    Oldredhen Out Of The Brooder

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    So my friend Mary and I spent all day yesterday building a brooder for my hatch. I took wood from left overs in the barn, borrowed hinges off of old toy boxes, glass out of an old coffee table and bingo, made a perfect brooder! We made it with a hinge top for easy cleaning, and put a sliding glass door on the front so we can see in easily, cut a hole in the top to hang their brooder lamp and put handles on the sides so we can carry it around. We also are going to put casters on the bottom since it's way heavy. It was great having Mary build this with me, being a horse shoer she can hammer nails upside down better than I can. I have vent holes in the back, and am now testing temp with thermometer to see if I need to add more. The roof can be raised/lowered to adjust temp so the chicks don't roast or get too cold. Now my hatch better be successful. LOL




    Front View

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    Veiw with sliding glass door
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    Hinged lid view
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    Side view
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  2. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    fantastic!!!!!!! looks great! i love the sliding door!!!
     
  3. Oldredhen

    Oldredhen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I got the idea of that from a lady I bought my bator from, she had a very nice mahogany desk with a smaller version of what I made on her beautiful desk, with the sliding doors which I thought were cool. Of course, I'm FAR FROM being a carpenter, but this was easy to build, didn't cost me anything (since I had all the things just lying around the barn) so not bad for a beginner. LOL. Thank GOD I have such a wonderful husband to allow me to take up so much of the family room with this. LOL
     

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