|Brooder Box How To - under $30|
|Friday, 10 October 2008 13:29|
Here is a chick brooder box I made today in about 15 minutes. I used a 100 litre plastic crate on wheels $18.99 on special at Crazy Clarks. I also bought a $10 lamp from Crazy Clarks to use the light fitting to attach to the side ( of course I got an electrician neighbour to do that part of it, it's illegal to attempt any electrical wiring yourself ). Total cost $28.99 plus the cost of the 40w light globe. Sharon, ChookNet Admin
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A wire mesh cover using left over mesh or chicken wire to replace the plastic lid ensures adequate ventilation. If nights are cold you can part-cover the mesh lid with an old towel to avoid heat loss.
The great thing about the plastic box - it keeps the chickies nice and warm, it's so easy to clean, and is very re-usable! I now have three in a row with little chicks in them and I call it the "nursery".
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