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These quality brooder boxes provide a safe enclosure for chicks after hatch.

These large brooders feature a large front mesh panel for an optimal viewing experience, three lids for easy opening for cleaning and providing feed, and a integrated heat lamp stand with chain for adjustable heights as the chicks grow.

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  • Suits 6-7 chicks from hatch up to around 4 weeks of age
  • Freestanding brooder with large front mesh panel for easy viewing
  • Measures 550mm wide x 1250mm long x 480mm high (or 630mm high with stand)
  • Available with legs (as shown) or table-top version
  • Triple flip up lids with handles
  • Optional heat lamp stand with adjustable chain and fixings (lamp not provided)
  • Removable floor for easy cleaning
  • Litter panel to keep wood shavings in place
  • Made from strong, yet light-weight, aluminium frame
  • Strong 1.6mm thick galvanised mesh with 12.5mm squares
  • Galvanised mini corrugated iron
  • Takes around 1/2 hour to assemble with very detailed, illustrated instructions


Australian made

All Royal Rooster products are made right here in Australia from top quality materials and workmanship.  


This brooder has been designed to allow for easy viewing of your newly hatched chicks. Great for kids and school environments. 


As chicks need varying temperatures as they grow. This brooder has a built-in light stand with chain so you can adjust the height of your heat lamp depending on the age of your chicks. If you have an alternative light or heat source and don't need the lamp stand, this can be excluded from your brooder when made.  

Brooder Temperature Chart
1st week 35 C / 95 F
2nd week 32 C / 90 F
3rd week 29 C / 85 F
4th week 26 C/ 80 F
5th week 23 C/ 75 F
6th week 21C /70 F


The heat lamp is deisgned to sit above the mesh section on the brooder to allow light to shine through but to ensure your chicks are kept safe from family pets! There are three roof panels that are hinged seperately. The two enclosed mini corrugated lids can be opened to add feed and water or to clean out the bedding. The mesh lid will normally stay shut while the heat lamp is in place but can also be opened when needed.


The front of the brooder has a large mesh panel for easy viewing as well as a thin litter guard made from aluminium composite panel. This has no sharp edges and ensures that your wood shavings won't be constantly scratched out of your brooder and onto your floor.


The brooder can either be made with legs so it can be freestanding or can be made without if you prefer to have it sitting on a table top.


The floor in the brooder boxe is made from strong, white aluminium composite panel. This is a removable floor to make cleaning of your brooder very easy once your chicks have outgrown their temporary home. A quick hose off and dry off in the sun and your coop will be ready to go for the next batch of chicks.  




 As chicks grow they need considerably more space than when they first hatch. The table below provides a guide of the space requirements. 


  0-2 Weeks Up to 4 wks 4-6 wks 6-12 wks
Space Needed Per Chick 1/2 square foot 1 square foot 1.5 square feet 1.5-2 square feet
Brooder Box - Standard 8-9 chicks 4-5 chicks 3 chicks 2 chicks
Brooder Box - Large 13-14 chicks 6-7 chicks 4-5 chicks 3 chicks


Aluminium, unlike steel or timber, will not rust or deteriorate in the weather. You can be rest assured that your brooder will be looking just as great in many years time.


These brooder boxes are made with mini steel mesh, 1.6mm gauge with 12.5mm squares. This strong mesh is difficult to accidently damage and looks great.


The side walls, back wall and roof lid of the brooder boxes are made using very stylish zincalume mini corrugated iron. Unlike absorbant timber or cardboard a metal brooder box can easily be kept hygenic with easy cleaning between each batch of chicks. The brooder boxes are also available in Colorbond for those wishing for an alternative colour. Colours currently available are Cottage Green, Pale Eucalypt or Deep Ocean. 


Colorbond - The brooders are also available using Colorbond materials for the walls and roof panels  ($10 extra). Colorbond colours to choose from are Cottage Green, Pale Eucalypt and Deep Ocean.  

Drinker & Feeder Sets - Royal Rooster's very popular drinker and feeder sets are also ideal for baby chicks as they can't easily step in or spilll their food or water. We have available mini drinker and feeder sets that fit in these brooders and are attached to the side walls with metal brackets. 

Delivery Insurance - Highly recommended. This covers the replacement or repair of your brooder if damaged in transit as well as the freight to transport damaged parts back to us and new parts over to you. Only $12 for peace of mind.



These brooder are very simple to put together and come with detailed, illustrated instructions. You’ll need a rubber mallet and assembly will take around 1/2 an hour.


All products are made in our purpose built premises in Willaston in South Australia. We aim to dispatch coops and cages approximately 1 week after an order has been placed. Delivery with TNT generally then takes between 1-2 weeks to arrive. If you live in SA, pickup from our premises is most welcome. 

Not what you're after? See the whole range of products on offer from Royal Rooster or contact us if you have further questions. We'd love to help!

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Mini Description A larger sized brooder box. Suits 6-7 chicks from hatch up to around 4 weeks of age.
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