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