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New brooder unit

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NellaBean, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    I've decided to get into a few color projects this year and do not want any chicks in the house. So my SO and I decided to make a giant brooder unit. It is almost 6 feet tall, 8 feet wide, 2 feet deep and has 6 individual brooder units (each approx 2 feet all, 2 feet deep and about 2.5 feet wide). All dividers will be removable so that you can either have the 6 individual pens or open them up to double or triple wide pens (1 per level obviously).

    We have finished the major structure and doors.....we still need to create the removable dividers, and hang the heat lamps. We made it just tall enough to fit the feed tubs beneath it for storage.



    Main frame is done

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    Rest of frame is done

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    Doors are in.

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    With me next to it, for an idea of size

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    Last edited: Feb 11, 2010

  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    [​IMG] [​IMG] Looks AWESOME!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

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    Looks very nice but there's something missing.....CHICKS!
     
  4. TrystInn

    TrystInn Songster

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    Don't tease us with brooder pics without chicks in them!
     
  5. Kennyog

    Kennyog Songster

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    I like it,you should be proud!!
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Wow, nice job! [​IMG]
     
  7. chixie

    chixie Songster

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    great job...I am envious... wish DH would build me one...
     

  8. Ms~Silkie~Girl

    Ms~Silkie~Girl Songster

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    That looks AWESOME! i LOVE IT! [​IMG]
     
  9. dickies chics

    dickies chics Songster

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    looks great,good job
     
  10. ChookHappy

    ChookHappy Dances with Chickens

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    Hey great job! Looks like there will be some peepin good times to come!
     

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