Ready for my fall chicks with this totally customized brooder! Hubby spent countless weekends designing and building this beautiful addition to my brooder shed. The interior can be divided into two sections, both are designed for radiant heating as well as overhead low wattage supplemental heat lamps. The plexiglass front allows the chicks to actually see the world before they’re moved into the grow pen.
• Brooder has six conveniently placed power outlets and cord stays. • Plenty of storage below for all those bulky supplies. • Digital wireless temperature read-out from brooder to our home. • Floor of brooder is easy to clean linoleum tiles. • Top lifts for easy access on both sections and both are self-soft closing. • Brooder box is high so it’s easy on the back for cleaning.
Coop improvements are never-ending, aren’t they? One little change always seems to lead to another. Maybe this time I had a little something to do with that. I ordered a ridiculous amount of chicks this fall and although I have enough space to accommodate the numbers, the nest box situation came up short. I must have complained enough to my husband about this self-inflicted problem, and just look at what he built for me! What a guy!
Anything new of substantial size in the hen house means some serious rearranging of everything inside. Needless to say, I’ve spent the last few days in a chicken coop. But it was so worth it! Do I dare mention to hubby that my grow pens are full and I’m expecting a bunch of Mille Fleurs in a few weeks?