This year we have upgraded our brooders & hopefully our new idea will work. We erected 2 low cost flat pack metal garden sheds inside our slated shed. Our first batch of chicks arrived today, over the next couple of days we will keep on top of the two most important issues when brooding, heat control and ventilation. So far so good, if the sheds work out, it will prove a low cost way of brooding chicks.
As with nearly everything on the farm the sheds are light weight & move-able. This allows for the use of the slatted shed for cattle during the winter months, fitting in with our principles of enterprise stacking & seasonal production on the farm.