New brooder

Texasmedic

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Decided to take some time from building my coop and build my girls a new brooder this afternoon. Their old plastic tub was feeling a little dark and cramped. The idea was to use scrap, which some of it is. But most of the framing is new wood. Luckily, 2x4's are cheap!


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I put down some peel-and-stick vinyl to make cleanup easier, and the door on the side is perfect height for the trash can I use to hold shavings. They seem happier having the extra space.

Here's the coop that I started building last week, should get some big headway tomorrow.

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Hi, your new brooder looks a lot like the one we made. With our 1st batch of chicks, we used a large cardboard box and it was so nice to have the new brooder for the 2nd batch of chicks. One of the things I like best about it is being more at eye level to watch the birds.

You have a really nice start on your coop. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!

Good job!
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Nice stuff!!

Is the coop going to stay under the porch roof?
If not, you might want to rethink the nest cover so it sheds rain.
 

Texasmedic

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It's not going to stay on the porch. There will be a sloped roof off the side to cover the nest box.
 

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