My brooder has a new batch of babies!
My new batch of chicks
and poults came yesterday!
I'm using the brooder I build last year for them and keeping them in the garage.
Cornish x, I learned the hard way last year, should not be kept in the house...they stink. No other breed smells like that - it's sort of like really strong butter so we call them Butter Chickens.
The brooder was made out of scraps of plywood and a piece of plywood in the offcuts pile at Rona, plus a wooden window from Habitat for Humanity that I filled in with hardware cloth.
Hinges from Habitat for the window/door.
I just used 2x2s in the corners and edges to attach the sides together.
Put in a bucket with nipples for water - I added an extra support in the top for that hook.
Good thing I ordered more turkeys, I lost one yesterday - it and a chick just disappeared during the day. I may have to put out a live trap again.