My brooder, in progress

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Christine21656, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Christine21656

    Christine21656 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been itching to build something, and since my bf won't be bringing his saw for a week or so, I built this! Now, if only my chicks would hurry up!
    It's not done, I still need more screws/washers, trim the vinyl, attach the top, and I might add another piece in the middle of the top, to have more support. But, this is it as of now... and it cost me about $25 [​IMG] BTW, this is the first thing I have built on my own [​IMG]

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  2. texaschickmom

    texaschickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great Job! [​IMG]I'll be building a brooder of my own in the next few days, too. Using scraps like you did. I'm a fan of the vinyl flooring, too...used it in my coop. What are the dimensions of yours? Thanks
     
  3. Christine21656

    Christine21656 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I thought about painting the wood, but didn't want to spend the time doing it [​IMG] and I like how natural wood looks. I am hoping the vinyl will make it super easy to clean, although I'm sure the wood will get dirty. I might spray it with some clear protectant of some sort, though.
    It's 2'x4' and 2' tall.
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    GOOD job! Isn't it wonderful when you accomplish something you've never tried before????
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  5. seabreeze

    seabreeze Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job Christine! Careful though, you've just proven what YOU CAN DO!! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. Christine21656

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    Quote:[​IMG] I kind of knew I could, but had to prove it to myself, and everyone else. My mom still likes to tell me I can't do things [​IMG] (I'm 27, but I don't think she has accepted that yet) I just smile and prove her wrong!
     
  7. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i wanna make one, but i wanna make one with a dimmer switch, i asked my local "ace" store how to do it, turns out they are not really the "helpful place", or maybe they cant help me because i am chicken guy [​IMG]
     
  8. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    Great job on the brooder! It looks really good!

    -Nate
     
  9. kidd42

    kidd42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job! I'm getting ready to build a brooder also. We plan on adding 8 to 10 more chicks to our flock of 8 2 year old hens. I got all my wood two years ago from the dump, someone had carefully disassembled a redwood deck. Wife and I took it all. Our coop is 90% redwood, and I plan to use the left over lumber I have to build a brooder for our newbies. Again, Great job!
     
  10. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, thats a really nice Brooder. And its your first? Wow. Thats amazing! [​IMG]

    I plan on building something my self out of the scrap wood and chicken wire in the basement...Not sure what the design will look like tho!

    I just may go off of yours! [​IMG]
     

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