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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

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    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

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    boxcutter
     
  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

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    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

    sawzall:D
     
  8. amarook

    amarook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Used my jigsaw for mine. Worked well!
     
  9. newchickmom

    newchickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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