Brooder Shed for Silkies and Hatchlings

Finally! This is my finished brooder shed with a custom built brooder box for my Silkie hens and their hatchlings. The shed is 8×10, it was just a bare bones structure with a window, double doors, and two sidewall vents. Today it has vinyl flooring, electric, insulation & drywall, overhead lighting and is temperature controlled.

All my Silkies live primarily in the chicken coop. However, now when a hen becomes *broody she’ll be moved to the brooder shed where she’ll sit on fertile eggs until they hatch. The chicks will then stay with the hen until they’re sold… or moved to their own chicken yard when fully feathered to be later sold as *point of lay pullets.

 

Broody:  When the hen has an urge to sit on her eggs to try and hatch them.
Point of Lay Pullet: Young female chicken just about to lay,  5-6 months old.

 

Picture Pretty, for Now

With the cooler weather in Phoenix, I’ve been able to spruce up the farm! Raking, raking, and more raking.  We’ve been trimming trees, desert plants, and I even planted 21 new ones in the desert garden!

Here’s the brooder shed and chicken coop area of our farm, it’s all been tidied up and that always means one thing… any day rain or wind will come and destroy it! So look quick before it goes back to a disaster area!

Brooder Shed

Chicken coop