Chicken Brooder 237


Cypress (Chap. III., Par. 46) or any soft wood.

8 pcs. 7/8"x 6 1/2"x20" S 2 S Sides and roof.

7 pcs. 7/8"x 4 1/2"x25" S 2 S Back, back door and roof.

3 pcs. 7/8"x 6 1/2"x25" S 2 S Bottom.

2 pcs. 7/8"x 2"xl8" S 2 S Bottom battens.

2 pcs. 7/8"x 6"x25" S 2 S Front.

2 pcs. 7/8"x 7"xl2" S 2 S Front.

1 pc. 7/8"xl0"x30" S 2 S Roof.

4 pes. 3/8"x 1 3/4"x20" S 2 S Roof strips.

2 pcs. 7/8"x 2"xl2" S 2 S Roof door battens.

2 pes. 7/8"x2"xl8" S 2 S Front door step. 7 pcs. 7/8"x 2"x 4" S 2 S Runway.

6 pcs. 7/8"x 2"x25" S2S Runway and door.

1 gross small staples. 10 ft. 12" poultry net.

1 pc. fly screen 12"xl8". 1 yard 24" poultry net.

3 pair screen door hinges. 6 doz. 6d fin. nails. 1 pair tight pin butts. 6 doz. 8d fin. nails.

3 screen door knobs. 1 doz. 1/2" corrugated nails.


U. S. Bulletin No. 41, Fowls, Care and Feeding.

U. S. Bulletin No. 51, Standard Varieties of Chickens.

U. S. Bulletin No. 141, Poultry Raising on the Farm.

U. S. Bulletin No. 287, Poultry Management.

U. S. Bulletin No. 182, Poultry as Food.

U. S. Bulletin No. 236, Incubators.

The Practical Poultry Keeper, Lewis Wright. Cassel & Co., Publishers.

Minnesota Bulletin No. 8, Poultry Houses.

Poultry Houses, Foster. Doubleday, Page & Co., New York.

Poultry Architecture, Fiske. Orange-Judd Co., New York.

Materials 238

The Chicken Brooder Specifications

The Bottom

This little house is to be built very much like a plain box. Notice that the bottom is provided with battens. This is for the purpose of holding it up off the ground slightly, and also to protect the bottom from warping. The bottom may be made of any number of boards; it will not be necessary to join their edges. Nail the bottom boards on the battens, then cut the bottom the size shown in the drawing.

The Ends

The ends must be made of several boards. They may be cut the proper length and toe-nailed together (Chapter II., Paragraph 22), or they may be fastened with corrugated nails (Chapter II., Paragraph 23). Make these two ends, then lay out and cut the gables third-pitch (Chapter II., Paragraph 25). Be sure the two ends are exactly the same size in every way. With the compasses lay out the ventilator holes. Bore a hole to start and saw them out with the compass saw.

Front And Back

Prepare the front and back sides. They may be made of several boards nailed together.

The Roof

If possible the front portion of the roof should be one wide board; the rear portion, which receives the door, may be made up of several pieces, provided small strips are tacked over the cracks in the same manner in which the door cracks are protected. The door is fastened in position by hinges at the top, as shown in the drawing.