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My Indoor Brooder

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by LKShepherd, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. LKShepherd

    LKShepherd In the Brooder

    Aug 13, 2014
    Southern Indiana USA
    I will admit, I went into a panic last night... WHY? You ask... Well, I thought I was doing so well... being new to all this, did my research & got ideas from everything I could find on the web... even did blueprints and made my 1st very own chicken coop.... So pleased with myself, I even posted a video showing it off.(VIDEO to my coop: ).... I placed a brooder ("The Isolation Ward" as I like to call it) in the coop to bring new chicks into the coop & get them use to the flock that would be in there (thinking into the future). I thought I had it all worked out... planned and I was all ready to get my new chicks (keeping in mind this is the 1st time I will be a chicken owner & the primary care taker of these little feathered friends, however not a complete stranger to chickens cause my parents had them as I grew up).

    Soooo all good... even went on here looking at local breeders, and eventually someone had told me about Ideal and their "Surprise Special" that only has pullets in them (currently not looking for any roosters cause I am not knowledgeable enough to breed even by accident if possible).

    So yesterday I was sitting around, reading the forum thinking about how my chicks will be shipped on the 20th (tomorrow) and I will have them here at the end of the week - even called the post office to make sure they had my contact information and aware of the fact I had livestock coming in.... I was ready... SO I THOUGHT.... where am I going to place these brand new spankin chicks while they are to little to go into my coop & make sure they have the heat, water and food they need... I HAVE NO BROODER for inside my house.... OMG!! PANIC MODE......

    So I ran outside, looked to see if I had anything to put these chicks in... (old dog kennels - anything) and although I do have an old 100 gal fish tank, old rabbit cage and even totes... I didn't want to use these items - so I gathered all the supplies I had left over from making my run and coop and came up with this...

    I have to say I am VERY pleased how it turned out - I started the project at about 3pm and was done by 11pm Only thing I went out and bought was the hinges and latch! My chicks will have a safe place when they arrive at the end of the week :) I can now relax and wait :)












  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
  3. Very good job on the brooder!

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