Making a Cheap & Easy Brooder for Chicks

There are many ways to make an easy brooder for your chicks, I’m going to share my favorites.

– The first thing to think about is how big your birds are going to be at about 5-6 weeks. – The other thing to think about is how many chicks you are going to be brooding.

We have four different totes, all different sizes for the different chicks we raise. We’ll even start them in a smaller tote and then size up the tote as they grow.

A collapsible playpen makes for a great way to repurpose baby care supplies on the homestead.

You can also use a kiddie pool as your base, then wrap cardboard around the edges of the pool to make the sides contain the chicks.