New Brooder Box

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by billyamy, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. billyamy

    billyamy Out Of The Brooder

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    We just built this today for our chicks and it only took about an hour and a half. Much more room for them and a lot more sturdy than the old cardboard box. Best part is we can use it each year for our new chicks!!!

    Dimensions: 60"x24"x24".
    Materials: 2x4s, 1x2s, OSB boards, poultry fencing and screws.
    We also added a hinged lid with loop locks for when they start trying to 'fly the coop.'

    Can't wait to take a stab at building our coop outside in a few weeks. Still cold here in Michigan so we have just been gathering all our materials so far.

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    Last edited: Mar 17, 2013

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