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Stupid brooder question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by NellaBean, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

    Mar 4, 2009
    Broodyland, TN
    My Coop
    How the heck do you cut a hole in the lid of plastic tubs? I need to cut the middle of the lid out so I can add mesh and put the light up there. I tried razor blades and it did not work well. How does everyone else do it?

    Not sure if this should go here or somewhere else. feel free to move [​IMG]
  2. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Sorry you are having trouble! I have never done this, but I asked my husband and he asid to use a knife!? I hope this helps![​IMG] You can start it with a drill.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2009
  3. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    Start the hole with a drill bit. If you have the time, use a knife or strong scissors. If not a jig saw works great [​IMG] Personal exp. on the jigsaw
  4. rhythmicgoldfish

    rhythmicgoldfish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
  5. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Its safer to use a jigsaw with a hard plastic bucket or drum.
  6. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    My Coop
    I just put hardware wire on top of my brooder. Kept the air circulating, I could easily see the chickies and was easier to fashion a lid than it was to cut the tupperware top. Built a simple frame out of 1x2 and screwed the wire to it. Easy Peasy.
  7. bumpershoot

    bumpershoot Chillin' With My Peeps

  8. amarook

    amarook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2009
    Used my jigsaw for mine. Worked well!
  9. newchickmom

    newchickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2007
    Lafayette, Indiana
    I just made a lid with hardware cloth. That way I still have the lid so I can store all the brooder stuff in the box till I need it again.

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