Tuesday, March 23, 2010

DIY Brooder

To house our little chicks, we made a brooder based on some ideas and recommendations from other folks. Using a rubbermaid container and plastic screening, we made a top that will provide good air flow.

We also installed a small dowel rod so the little chickies can practice roosting. Won't that be too cute?!

A work lamp will provide heat and a handy thermometer will make sure they do not get too warm.

We hope to pick up our babies tomorrow.


  1. good idea w/ dowel the roosting practice!

  2. We shall see :) How are the babies?

  3. Melissa - Nice coop. I'm having fun watching your little ones grow!