I've had it with chicks OUTGROWING brooder

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by buildingmyark, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I run into this problem every time I get new chicks. We were using clear storage boxes. When I had alot of chicks I had to seperate them in 2 boxes just to have enough room. I decided that it was time I did something to solve this problem. This weekend I built (all by myself!) a new brooder for my chicks!!! I wanted it to look nice since it's going to be inside. Hope you like it!

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  2. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Fantastic! Unplug the tv, you have much better entertainment. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Dragonfly99

    Dragonfly99 Out Of The Brooder

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    I love it!
     
  4. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    That is awesome! I have to agree with Gallo del Cielo though, chicken TV will be much more entertaining! [​IMG]
     
  5. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very pretty. If the dust gets too much , U can always insert a couple sheets of plexiglass. [​IMG]
     
  6. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    VERY nice job! [​IMG]
     
  7. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You did an awesome job.
    Yeah, forget the TV; you now have way better entertainment.

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  8. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes! and that would also help regulate the temperature. That stuff is kinda pricey though. Any other ideas that would serve the same function?
     
  9. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all so much for the kind comments. I never thought I could have built this. I have been slowly learning how to use my DH's power tools, and boy does that make a big difference! The best thing about my little project is that I didn't have to spend a dime or leave the house for supplies! Just used stuff we had laying around. Thanks again, yall.
     
  10. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks good
    if i could offer some advice, i would use news paper or puppy training pads for bedding instead of the shavings when brooding inside
    they are easier to clean as you only have to wrap up the paper or pads and put new ones in, and the shavings will cause alot of dust. ( i see you have trinkits and such in the same room) and you will not have to vaccuim shavings off the floor
     

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