brooder cage

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  1. Hello Mrs. Matlock,
    I wanted to thank you for sharing your chick brooder. I showed the picture to my brother and he used it to build a teenager brooder/chicken run for my four barred rock chicks. We added a few personal touches and it turned out so well. My chicks are now six weeks old and enjoy being able to spread their wings more. Here is a pic of the finished brooder:
    Thank you again for sharing!


    • The pic did not come through, but I am as happy as a dog with two tails that you liked the chick brooder. We took the idea from someone else, and my husband built it with his own personal touches, too. I hope to use it again.


  2. Hi Curtiss Ann.
    I love this coop. I am sure your late husband would be delighted to know that his wonderful design is being replicated in Devil’s Bridge Mid Wales.
    kinds regards Mark and


    • He would be tickled as a dog with two tails! So glad you can use the design. I told him what I needed, and the next thing I knew, he was out in the garage with it half finished. I still have it, take good care of it in order to raise biddies when I want.


  3. I’m no builder but I can follow directions, that said, do you have plans for this? I’d love to make one for my twin daughters to experience the love of chickens but need a little how to. Thanks!


    • Teresa— I believe you can build this cage. It won’t have to be exactly like it. I could give you plans, unfortunately the cage was built by my dear builder husband, who has since died. I will instead take a group of close-up photos. Hopefully with those to view, you can design your own cage. It really is such a helpful cage.

      Warmly, CurtissAnn

      Curtiss Ann Matlock

      Website/blog Love in a Small Town Mary in Color



  4. This is the most beautiful brooder I’ve seen yet! It is actually the example I used to show my husband what I wanted for a brooder! Do you have the measurements for this (ie: length,width height)? It just looks so perfect.


    • Tiffany— I’m glad you like the brooder cage. I sure do still! I can’t seem to remember to measure it to tell you exactly, but size is really your choice. The one we based this one on was much bigger than ours. I’m glad my husband didn’t make this one any bigger because I can no longer lift it easy. It is about 18 inches by 36inches long, by 12 inches high. There is no bottom. That is the beauty of it. I sit it on a tarp, put down bedding how I want. When it is time to clean, I take the chicks and put them in a box, lift up the cage, fold the tarp inward to hold the bedding, take it outside to dump in the compost pile. I also take the cage and set it outside— going to do that today— so the biddies can peck around on the ground. And I’d best get at it. God bless you on your venture. CurtissAnn



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