My brooder, in progress

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

  1. Christine21656

    Christine21656 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2010
    Oakdale, MN/Somerset, WI
    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]


  2. texaschickmom

    texaschickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 4, 2009
    Lindale, TX
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2010
    Oakdale, MN/Somerset, WI
    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????
  5. seabreeze

    seabreeze Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2010
    Scio, OR
    Great job Christine! Careful though, you've just proven what YOU CAN DO!! [​IMG][​IMG]
  6. Christine21656

    Christine21656 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2010
    Oakdale, MN/Somerset, WI
    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

    Oct 22, 2010
    Southern Oklahoma
    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

    Dec 1, 2010
    Owasso, Oklahoma
    Great job on the brooder! It looks really good!

  9. kidd42

    kidd42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    Valley Springs, Ca.
    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

    Dec 21, 2009
    New Hampshire
    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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