My Newest Brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MissPrissy, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I picked this old crate/chest up at a junk shop for $20.

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    When I saw it I knew it would be perfect. It is well built, thick and heavy. And I knew the middle lid panel could be pried up.

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    I cut and fit a welded wire piece over the opening and stapled it down.

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    Add chickens and heat.

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    I think it is predator proof. My chicks are in it on my side porch with a heat lamp.

    I also took this wooden crate and lined the open sides with welded hardware cloth. I used an old picture frame lined with the same wire to make a top.

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    This one will go upstairs if or when any of those goose eggs hatch.

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    I like using things I already have on hand but when I saw the chest thing I had to have it. I am glad I bought it or I would be kicking myself everywhich way right now.
     
  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Miss P....is there anything you cannot do??? [​IMG] I will be up later tonight to check to see if you have any goslings...not to mention what kind they turn out to be? [​IMG]
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I CAN'T get these goose eggs to hatch already! LOL
     
  4. meant2bemommie

    meant2bemommie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW how creative!!!
     
  5. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are very handy, its inspiring. How long did it take?
     
  6. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Miss P reminds me of the woman in Fried Green Tomatoes...there isn't anything she can't do. LOL
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    20 minutes maybe. Decide what you are going to do and then go do it. [​IMG]
     
  8. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice! Where there's a will, there's a way. With us chicken-brains, everything we look at goes through a "How could I use this to help raise chickens?" filter.
     
  9. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH YEAH Angie, this will now bring a whole new light to "curbshoping" for me !!!!
    C'monnnnnnnnnn spring cleaning !!!
     
  10. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Oh ...Good ideas always needed for chicken farmers!!...You should have seen the look on DH face last Spring when I went by the local video shop and saw A-framing (they had used these for keeping their videos on and were throwing out acouple older ones)...I told hubby those could be used to build a chicken tractor!!..I had to supervise tho he just didn't see the dream right off the bat [​IMG] .... Now I have a nice tractor set up for growing out or time out for roosters!!...
     

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