Console Stereo Brooder

By coberdor · Feb 22, 2012 · Updated Feb 22, 2012 · ·
  1. coberdor
    I've made two brooders out of old console stereos. You have to tear the guts out, replace the old fabric in front with screen, add the linoleum to the floor and attached a heatlamp at one end. They are great and really look like a piece of furniture in the house. I also had some leftover background for behind a fish tank, this what you can see on the back wall, and it's waterproof and easy to wipe down. The cost is less than $30, mainly for the light and linoleum. The top is already hinged, others might slide open. It is time consuming to remove the guts, but it's a good use to an old piece of furniture.

    You can always find them free on Craigslist or the Freecycle in your area.

    I'm currently working on converting a free baby crib to a brooder.





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Recent User Reviews

  1. ronott1
    "Good brooder conversion"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Aug 25, 2018
    Nice tips on converting a stereo console to a brooder
  2. CCUK
    "Chick stereo"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 29, 2018
    Good idea.
  3. The Farmers' Daughter
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 23, 2018
    Great idea!
    It does look quite nice.
    Sadly, it's getting harder and harder to find pieces like this.

    How many chicks can it hold?


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  1. coberdor
    Thanks. I have another I made from an old baby crib. I have to get pics of that yet, but currently, it's full of chicks.
  2. Feather Head
    Your brooder realy rocks. Or used to rock LOL. Very cool idea
  3. paridisefarm2009
    super cool idea
  4. LoriL
    Love the freecycling, and looks cool to boot!
  5. peggyvan
    what a creative idea!!!
  6. joan1708
    very nice!

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