If you are the handy type and are looking for ideas for a chick brooder box diy style (of course), check out this easy and upcycled way of making an insulated brooder!
Its spring and what is more fitting in spring than baby chicks? Maybe ducklings, goslings, keets… Ok just being honest I am a sucker for all of them (it’s the cuteness I just can’t help myself). What better way to start the spring season than with an easy DIY. The upcycled (wink, wink) DIY chick brooder.
The fun, excitement, endless cuteness and… the stink. Yes as cute as they are they make your home smell like a full-on barn in no time at all. You would not think these cute fluffy little things could make things smell quite as much as they do!
But its spring still too cold for the fluffy babies that need 100-degree temps, at the beginning! Trust me I know. So what does everyone do? We donate a bathroom, laundry room or spare room of some sort to the homesteading cause for a month or more (depending on weather).
What if you could just take something old, that was going to get tossed out and turn it into the greatest brooder ever. Then skip all the stinky house, spring chicks bit?
I know, right!
The better solution…
Chick brooder box DIY
Ok, this is where it gets pretty cool, chick brooder box DIY insulated and upcycled! I have to admit y’all this, and all props for this go to my good friend and amazing neighbor. The only thing that tops her creativity maybe her chicken whispering skills. As a legitimate “crazy chicken lady” she has cycling birds through incubating, hatching and brooders like a champ, so an amazing brooder is a must.
This is a deep freeze that no longer works and upcycled to a better purpose than simply landfill junk. I mean can you hear me, built-in insulation! I honestly was not there for the build, so I can not give you a step-by-step.
However, what I can tell you is the details of how this chick brooder box looks and works. The door was removed, along with shelving (this was a standing sort of freezer). A simple lid was made from chicken wire and frame. Simple hinges are all that’s needed, to give you easy access and secure little brooder!
We all just love the lovely little balls of fluff, and we, of course, want them to be warm and safe.
What better way could you possibly find to upcycle and reuse an old freezer or fridge? Why not turn it into a safe and insulated little brooder, with nothing more than minimal hardware and time. Perfect to keep in a garage, shop, coop or anywhere really that isn’t your laundry room or spare bathroom! Now don’t go wishing your freezer to go kaput, but if it does, now you know what to do with it ♡♡♡
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Beth is a mother of 5 living on a handful of acres in an old farmhouse in central Kansas. Beth has a background in the military and health and fitness however her passions come from her homestead life. Beth is an enthusiastic homeschooling mom, avid organic gardener, chicken & goat wrangler, who is obsessed with herbs and natural remedies and maintaining an all-around Do-It-Yourself lifestyle. Beth loves to share all she has learned about and sustainable living. While striving for a healthy, natural life, family-centered life.