Winter Brooder

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ozark hen, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    My dh has given me an early anniversary present (Feb. 14th). He just finished building it today. He still has to afix the drop lights above the "windows" for heat but they will be snug and safe. He built me a 22 inch deep box with a removable divider in the middle. It is six feet long. He then made it 36 inches high as I am only five feet tall and he wanted it to be a comfortable reach for me. When my newly hatched chicks have feathered out I will put them in there instead of the house..thus making more room for more hatchlings. He used all scrap lumber he found around the place for it.

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  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    It is right in front of an east window but the window has two layers of plastic over it. Sorry, it is so rough looking but I prefer to not use paint. The powder on the inside of the box is D.E. under the shavings.
     
  3. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    looks nice!

    cody!!
     

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