Props to the Hubby, for my "Super Brooder"

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by X2Farm, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. X2Farm

    X2Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2010
    Homer, GA
    So I just gotta say, Hubs got motivated the other night, for some reason, and built me a "Super Brooder" as I call it [​IMG] Why? Well, its 2.5x2.5x8 [​IMG] It fits our 31 chicks nicely, and they seem to really enjoy the larger space!!! Took him bout an hour, and all I did was staple the green netting on for em!

    The problem? It will only fit through our front door [​IMG] and its HEAVY! Guess thats what we get for buildin it outta 2x4s [​IMG]

    Thanks Babe!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]


    edited to add some better pics

    Here's a clearer pic of the brooder

    Here;s the 2x3's screwed into the top so I can hang feeders and waterers and heat lamps, or use as guides for dividers if necessary

    It ended up gettin a wierd style ends, though it comes in handy for the chicks, its got lil cubby holes they can get into and sleep or eat a treat they found, without the others harassing them [​IMG]

    As you can see, also, on the side I put the heat lamp on, there's a solid end wall, to help keep some heat in, but the sides are still open to allow some circulation
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 17, 2010
  2. TheChickenCameFirst

    TheChickenCameFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow, thaqt does look heavy! Looks perfect though as well! Good for your hubby! [​IMG] I've been looking for ideas for a brooder, and I'm thinking I might take ideas from yours... (On a smaller scale [​IMG])
  3. TheBarnSwallow

    TheBarnSwallow [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Lit

    yea thats a nice size brooder for sure! great job on the build:thumbsup
  4. X2Farm

    X2Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2010
    Homer, GA
    Thanks Yall!!!! [​IMG]

    Yeah, a smaller scale would be much better suited, even for us, [​IMG] Though this one could be sectioned off with some plywood to have anywhere from 2-4 smaller areas, for seperate batches... I'm definetly NOT looking forward to movin this outta the house when the coop is done [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. bigtuna

    bigtuna Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 1, 2010
    hell ya very nice. ill be starting one soon for some bourbon red turkys
  6. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] you're gonna need some more chicks to fill that with soon!
  7. X2Farm

    X2Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2010
    Homer, GA
    Quote:I told Hubs now we're bout set for meaties, and he bout died [​IMG] He's waitin to get the 47 we have in the livingroom out so the dust can settle...though then it'll be bout time for cooler weather, which is better meatie chick temps [​IMG]
  8. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Only took him an hour? It would have taken me two days...the first day to build it (and then prime it) and the second day to paint then staple on the mesh, ha ha. I have a thing about paint. I detest painting but like painted wood. [​IMG]

    Looks like a nice brooder. Feel free to drop it off on my doorstep. I'll give it a good home
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2010
  9. Animallover606

    Animallover606 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2008
    Nice talk about built on a whim though.... but very nice
  10. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2010
    SW WA
    I've got a brooder that size as well! except I only have 8 6 wk old chicks in it and it's made out of a train of cardboard boxes...HAHA. Awesome job!

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