Big Chicken Brooder

We’ve been so goat-focused this week that I was surprised to notice our first 25 chicks that we’ll raise for meat arrive are scheduled to arrive as early as next week!

Fortunately, I already had brooder construction on this month’s todo list.  Some free wooden crate parts I grabbed while we were looking for pallets and a bit of re-used hot tub frame quickly came together to make a ~4’x6′ x 18″ box that should do nicely.

brooder

The brooder is just about exactly the same size as one of the crate panels, in case we later want to add a top:

broodertop

The turkey poults, when they come a few weeks later, will go in the brooder we used for our first batch of chicks in 2011.

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