A very cheap and easy brooder to make at home.
Screw plastic handle on top of box,
Bolt Perspex over handles in toy box but 1 bolt at each end and on the corner (refer to diagram below)
This is so the Perspex can pivot open to allow air flow and heat regulation.
Screw handle on to the top of the box
Cut Perspex to size of box, and drill 6, 12mm holes in Perspex for ventilation
Bolt hinges to the toy box and Perspex.
At the back of the toy box cut a hole large enough for a power plug to pass through.
Insert heat pad and turn on
Insert probe for the external digital thermometer, to monitor the temperature
Run heat pad for a few days to get the temperature regulated for your situation. Adjusts Perspex flaps to allow more or less air flow.
Insert birds in ice cream container and place in brooder
As the bids get older and more feathers develop the Perspex flaps can be opened further to allow more air flow.