I use day 18 as an excuse to get the brooder setup, if only to distract me from checking the incubator every 2 minutes. My brooder is a big 122 qt. Rubbermaid, but any box (from cardboard to plywood and in between) will do. You want the size of the box to correlate with the […]
At Sunday Dinner this past weekend with the family, my parents pulled two dusty treasures from their basement: their incubator – the same one which my sister and I witnessed chicks hatching for the first time in as children, and my grandfather’s brooder lamp. I was so excited I did a happy dance in the […]
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Want your chicks outside during the day to forage but worried about cats or other predators getting to them? With just a couple things you probably already have on hand, you can make a pest-proof brooder for use outside. And don’t worry – it’s not hard! In fact, my seven year old made it (with […]
Having a very large brooder is a great way to raise large numbers of chicks, but even so, there comes a time when they outgrow their space. So, nothing left to do but repurpose another space, large enough to allow them to continue to grow until it’s time for them to run on the range. […]
We’ve used the same homemade brooder box for years. Simple construction, rugged components, lots of space for lots of little chickens. What’s not to like? Follow the link for construction details, and a link to a video showing our little brood enjoying their space.