New Member, pictures of my brooder I am building.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Firedoctor2003, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. Firedoctor2003

    Firedoctor2003 New Egg

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    Hi to everyone, looking forward to some discussion and learning more about chickens etc. I have posted some pictures of the brooder that I started and will update when finished. Thanks to Barred Rocker for the article on building a brood, https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/the-brooder-pen. I modified it some, mine is 32 inches wide and I put a trap door in the bottom for easy clean out to a tote. I also put wheels under the legs because I will have it on cement and will need to move it around. I also used 3/4 inch plywood that I had to make the doors. Everything I used was scrap material and stuff I already had. I will post more pictures when finished.

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  2. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the forum! Your brooder looks awesome![​IMG]
     
  3. Firedoctor2003

    Firedoctor2003 New Egg

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    Thanks, not finished yet.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Very nice, what is your climate like?. Will it be used indoors or out?
     
  5. Firedoctor2003

    Firedoctor2003 New Egg

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    I live in Alabama along the coast. So far we have had a couple of 32 degree nights, but it has been in the 60s during the day. Every few years we might get a day or two of snow but not much. This was built to be put inside, but I have some quail eggs coming that I am going to try and hatch so it probably will be used for them. I also have ordered some baby chicks so short term they will use it first. Thanks
     
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Wish I had such DIY skills - well done you!

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  8. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Nice looking brooder, it sounds like you will get a lot of use out of it.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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