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Small Chick Brooder

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by FrozenChicken, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. FrozenChicken

    FrozenChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a couple pictures of the brooder I built for small chicks. It's a small 4X6 building with two large doors in the front for easy care of the chicks. A beam down the middle inside is where the lamps hang down and vents in both sides allow air to flow through the building for ventilation. I have it on skids so I can move it about when I want to make a pen in a clean area. Hatch door on back not shown.
    I put tin on the roof and painted it blue as well. It works pretty good for smaller amounts of chicks.
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  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    That looks great!! Good Job! I need to get to building another one myself....more chickens coming..and need more room!
     
  3. slystr

    slystr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how many chicks can you brood in there?
     
  4. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Wow, that's small? [​IMG]
    It looks great! And smart to be able to move it too!
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  5. FrozenChicken

    FrozenChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've put as many as 50 chicks but in a few weeks the building was too small and they had to be moved. Later in the summer i gave it to a brooding hen who was taking over my nestbox [​IMG]
     

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