Need Help Turning Cradle into Brooder Please

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChickyBangBang, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. ChickyBangBang

    ChickyBangBang Chillin' With My Peeps

    107
    5
    88
    Sep 18, 2012
    Hello,

    Can I get some tips on turning a really old cradle into a brooder? Cradle is beyond repair and not fit for human babies - but it's really nice wood and I don't want it to go to waste.
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2012
  2. ChickNhood

    ChickNhood Chillin' With My Peeps

    214
    6
    83
    Apr 12, 2012
    Decatur IL
    To stop from singing you could use a bolt or even a dowell rod ran through the upper suppou could use cardboard or get ya some nice panelling and cut to fit... You will want to ensude it is free from drafts so something soldid will workorts straight into the cradle... To elimante the space between spindle y
     
  3. Carin

    Carin Chillin' With My Peeps

    162
    21
    94
    Oct 16, 2011
    South Africa
    To cover the space between the upright bars I would use some "plastic Fencing"[​IMG].
    As it is already in the house there shouldn't be any drafts and it will be well ventilated and -
    bonus you will be able to see what they are doing.
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2012
  4. ChickyBangBang

    ChickyBangBang Chillin' With My Peeps

    107
    5
    88
    Sep 18, 2012
    Thank you for the ideas!!! :D
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2012

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by