My first brooder! Hubby built it today!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mom2chicksandpups, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Southeast Alabama
    All it cost him was around $5 for an OSB board from Lowe's and a little time. (He already had some scrap boards, nails, & screws that he used for it.) We had a brooder that he had built for himself, but this one is for my babies only!

    My 9-year-old daughter also got into the spirit and painted a sign for the top as an extra surprise for me.

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  2. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Connecticut
    awww! what a good guy! its very nice, and so are the babies!
     
  3. suenrob

    suenrob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    I love the sign!!!!!
     
  4. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Southeast Alabama
    Thanks! I am proud of them for building it for me! [​IMG]
     
  5. CrazyBirdLady

    CrazyBirdLady Out Of The Brooder

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    Lil chickies are so cute... I can't wait until I can get some. [​IMG]

    How big is the brooder?
     
  6. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    That's a great brooder, I love it.
     
  7. applefalls

    applefalls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feb 25, 2009
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    Great brooder, with a little growing room!
    Your daughter did a great job on the sign![​IMG]
     
  8. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Very well thoughtout design. Good job!
     
  9. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Olympia Washington
    That is a really great brooder. Nice and big with room to grow with the ability to put fun things in there so the chicks don't get bored and pick on each other.

    I put a flat topped rock in mine near the heat lamp and that was a favorite spot because it held heat.

    I started out with an apple tree branch but saw that the chicks had to balance on it so I switch that out for a 2 x 4 about 5 " off the floor and they loved it.

    I look forward to seeing pics of the babies in their new space.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  10. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Southeast Alabama
    It is 24" by 48" and 24" deep, according to my husband. Thank you! I am happy to have my own for my own babies!
     

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