New Brooder! Finally, no more dog crate full of peeps

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NoseyChickens, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Well hatching fever has hit my husband full force! He's being "supportive" LOL! Very Very "supportive" . We have always used a big wire dog crate for a brooder. But I hate it, it is such a mess! I have a stock of recycled 1/2 inch thick plywood that I got for free, so I set off to work and came up with this-

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    Stained (beacuse we keep it inside as our garage is detached) and covered in wire mesh
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    Full of peeps
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    I even put in a roosting bar for when they get bigger. It will be on locking casters but I'll have to put them on when this group moves outside
     
  2. HorizonSon

    HorizonSon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Doggie smells fresh chicken nuggets, lol. Too cute! [​IMG]
     
  3. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    That dog is crazy! She thinks they are her babies.
     
  4. CorgiHouse

    CorgiHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hey - that looks like a Corgi!! [​IMG]
     
  5. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:that is what mine thinks
     
  6. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, that's nice -- beautiful build! Hey, maybe the pup needs a roost added on to watch over the brood. [​IMG]
     
  7. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Quote:Hey - that looks like a Corgi!! [​IMG]

    Yes we have 2 corgis! They are fantastic with the flock. Mabli is very protective of the babies. Love your avatar!
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Between Micah and Ken, we need to get them to build both of us new aviaries....
     
  9. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Quote:Micah? He never set foot near that until it was done and full of peeps. I made that all by my self! I made an aviary for the tiny ducks. I got power tools and my own rolling tool box for an early Christmas gift.
     
  10. MikeyLikesIt

    MikeyLikesIt Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Impressive. My wife thinks tools are for breaking and smashing things. [​IMG]
    Love the doggy.

    Mikey
     

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