Why we love it
We’re new chicken parents (and certainly not animal experts) but that doesn’t mean we just bought a brooder kit and called it a day. We did our best to research each element to try to find options that balance utility, sustainability, ease of use (and even a little style if possible)… not the fastest approach for when we were trying to get set up quickly, but hopefully beneficial for anyone reading this!
When trying to think about what we might use as a brooder (the container the chicks actually live in) the fact that it would only be usable for a month or so definitely crossed our minds, so we were trying to think of something that might have another important life beyond raising these baby chicks.
Enter, stock tank. So far, it seems to be a great size for our 7 baby chicks. We’ll put some hardware cloth top on when they start flying/trying to escape 🙂 And after… we think this could make a great planter for near the coop to give the chicks some herbs and greens to forage when they’re bigger!
Check out the live feed of our chicks, with links to our other brooder components here 🙂