Finally Functional

Our new brooder house is up and running.

Our first batch of peeps and poults came Wednesday-the first to inhabit our “new” scrap lumber brooder house. It needs a coat of paint to match the egg-layers coop but is otherwise wonderful. Bill looked at lots of plans from the 1950′s, the great backyard poultry era and found that most of them were 10 feet by 12 feet. Ours has those same dimensions and has six large vinyl double-hung tilt-wash replacement windows to let in lots of sunshine. The windows are less than a foot off of the floor, so the chicks can already see most of the pasture they’ll be grazing in a couple of weeks.

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