DIY Mirror for Backyard Chickens

February 12, 2014
Chicken Mirror
Looking good!

Oh my goodness, do chickens including my girls ever love looking at themselves in the mirror! Winter is still upon us and as we try to deal with the usual boredom during the final few weeks, I bring out all the stops. It was time, the chicken divas needed a mirror of their own. All it took was me discovering a hand held doll dress-up mirror at the craft store. It was a perfect size and made from shatterproof plastic. Making a shatterproof mirror for the chickens is important. Chickens will peck and can break the mirror if you are not careful.  I gathered up a few more supplies at the craft store and headed home to make the chicken mirror.

Photo Credit

Supply List:

  • Mirror- shatterproof mirror from craft store
  • Wood Slice
  • Gorilla Glue
  • Drill and Bit
  • Scissors
  • Twine/Ribbon


Glue the mirror onto your wood slice with Gorilla Glue.
Mark two holes with a straight edge for drilling.
Drill two holes into the top of the wood slice.
Cut a piece of ribbon/twine and thread it through the holes in the wood slice. I used both, I could not decide! Knot the ends to secure it in place. Peel back the protective film from the mirror.
Chicken Mirror
Hang the chicken mirror at chicken eye level in the coop.
Photo Credits: Tilly’s Nest


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12 thoughts on “DIY Mirror for Backyard Chickens”

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