my homemade brooder!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by FiveMileFarmer, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. FiveMileFarmer

    FiveMileFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey y'all, this is my first post, though I have gotten tons of tips and advice from these forums, so thanks to you all! Anyway, I have a Buff Orp. and a Barred Rock Hen and I just expanded my coop / run and now i have room for 4 more hens! can't wait till spring!!!

    anyway, I had some free time today and made my new brooder for my 4 new girls that i just pre-ordered. thoughts, comments, suggestions?

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    it's 3 feet by about a foot and a half. is that enough room for 4 hens? I think it should be fine... the door opens all the way to make cleaning (and grabbing the cuties) easier, and the heating light stand has an adjustable height! I was kinda proud of myself... lol. inside i made a little roosting post for them, until they're bigger...

    what y'all think? PS: I have 2 cream legbars and 2 blue laced red wyandottes coming! CAN'T WAIT!!!
     
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    FiveMileFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    ...oh yea and I have a RIR rooster, as you can see from my profile pic! [​IMG]
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Pretty Sweet!

    Might want to put something where the door opens to hold the bedding in.

    It's pretty small, probably going to need something bigger by about the 1-2 week mark.
     

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