Making a Dresser into a Brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SierraView, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. SierraView

    SierraView Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't count my chick before they hatch but at the rate I'm going I will hatch 100s [​IMG] Soo I have this dresser and since I think about chicks a lot, first thing I seen was a brooder. The more I look at it the bigger my ideas for a brooder get. I'm going to try and heat it like the DIY incubators maybe. I want to try and find a way to heat it that doesn't take a 250 watt heat lamp. So here's some pics of what I've done so far.


    Took out the drawer rails and took off the back so I can put a plywood floor in. Sanded the top because the old finish was peeling.

    I'm going to primer it tomorrow and paint it shabby chic. I got some miss tinted paint couple weeks ago for $3 its a teal color and then think I might do a white crackle paint finish over the teal. The opening I will use chicken wire because I found a huge roll in the barn. Chicken wire is shabby chic right? lol

    I will add more pictures as I do this project.
  2. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2012
    That's a really cute idea!
    I can't wait to see the finished product!
  3. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    Aug 26, 2011
    Very creative! Should be interesting to see what it looks like when you're done. Awaiting more pictures. :pop
  4. chestypuller

    chestypuller Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2012
    im gonna halve to steal that idea. i thought about making a old karmen ghia car into a coop i got laying around.

    heres a dumb ?

    whats the difference between a coop and a brooder?
  5. ButchGood

    ButchGood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2012
    Central Texas
    A coop is permanant residence for full grown chickens. A brooder is a heated temporary residents for baby chicks.
  6. Apyl

    Apyl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2012
    Necedah, Wi
    Very cool idea. I cant wait to see how it turns out.

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