My new brooder box I built. (Pictures)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rockyriver, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Rockyriver

    Rockyriver Out Of The Brooder

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    I will be having some little chicks over the the course of the next month or two and decided to I needed a brooder box. I have it shown here with some month old Barr Rocks as demo of how it will work.
    I put it together with screws instead of nails and used treated wood where it may be proned to getting wet.
    This brooder box will of course stay under a covered area out of the weather.
    The size of this brooder is 2' wide X 2' tall (Does not include the legs) X 4' long. These are inside diamensions.
    I have a little over a $100 in this setup, I could of done it cheaper, however I figure it will last longer and be safer for me, the chicks, and my house or shed where its used.
    The Barr Rocks shown are ready for a bigger pen.
    The Austrolorps will be here in about another week or so.

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Very nice looking brooder! I see you have a couple of little roos with your pullets.
     
  3. LittleDarlings

    LittleDarlings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice!! I like that you were thinking ahead and planned for long term usage :0) [​IMG]
     
  4. DCasper

    DCasper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good job...
     
  5. captainmommy3

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    very nice!!
     
  6. Rockyriver

    Rockyriver Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes the little lite colored ones are roos. I have 6 hens here and 2 roos.
     

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