Stupid brooder question

NellaBean

Graceland Farms
10 Years
Mar 4, 2009
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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
 

patyrdz

The Madd Hatcher
10 Years
Feb 26, 2009
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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!
You can start it with a drill.
 
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Zahboo

Simply Stated
10 Years
Feb 3, 2009
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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
Personal exp. on the jigsaw
 

CityChook

Songster
11 Years
Apr 9, 2008
1,719
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Minneapolis, MN
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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.
 

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