My New Brooder

Discussion in 'Coops, Runs and Housing' started by ScottV, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. ScottV

    ScottV New Member

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    I got my brooder ready but still working on my coop and run. I got a storage container and cut some ventilation holes in the lid. I mounted a light socket in one end as well as a dimmer switch so I can adjust the temperature inside the brooder. I'm gonna line the bottom with some rubberized cabinet liner as well as some pine shavings.


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  2. TajMaCluckCoop

    TajMaCluckCoop Not so Junior-Junior Member

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    Wow! Nice set up. I like the dimmer idea, I have to keep moving my heat lamp higher and higher.

    Enjoy your chicks, they grow up fast!

    ~Kimberly
     

  3. Keith

    Keith New Member

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    Nice light setup! If have you a local Tractor Supply I found their largest cubic foot pine shaving package to be the cheapest around.
     
  4. ScottV

    ScottV New Member

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    Thanks Kimberly and Keith. I do have a Tractor Supply close by. I'll check the pine shavings out. I put a heat bulb in the brooder and it gets too hot, even turned down half way. I think a 100 watt regular light bulb will do fine.