Well this is the final grower cage in our breeding system.
-It starts with an E1 incubator, (with second one about to be fired up- with auto turn)
-then 2 plastic tub indoor brooders with digitally controlled reptile heaters,
-then a large outdoor brooder with temperature controlled heater and attached wire cage,
-and now a larger cage, off the ground, without heat, and with partitioned off section with large feed hopper.
The final grower cage before they hit dirt. As with the previous one, i bought it of a fella who bred lots of chooks but got out of it. A few improvements with hinges, latches and the roof and its good to go!
This shows how i clad the roof with klip lock and hinged it while leaving a covered section over the cage for a bit more protection:
My favourite feature- a waterproof, vermin proof feed hopper which holds about 20kgs of feed. I bought another one of the same fella, which holds 2 25kg bags of feed, for one of our coops. I think i will make up one for each of the coops now- they are great