Chickens DIY Projects

DIY Mirror for Backyard Chickens

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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  • Oh my. I never would have thought of that! I hope it keeps them amused through the rest of winter! ;0)

  • Very funny, Melissa! Thanks for the great idea!

  • Thanks for hosting! I've shared Pepperup Potion… really excellent for colds, flu, and cold winter nights.
    ~ Christine @ Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

  • Hi Melissa,
    Thanks for the feature!
    Glad you're on the mend.

  • Hi Melissa,
    I cannot explain why my "Cupcakes To-go" link is puling in my fodder image. I deleted and re-added the link three times, so I know I'm doing it correctly. Strangest thing! Would you mind editing the InLinkz thumbnail image for me please? Grassy-looking cupcakes don't seem quite right. LOL Thanks and have a great week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    • Of course, it's my pleasure, I'll go in right now and try to fix it. Thank you for going through all that trouble. The cupcakes look so yummy and spring like!

  • What a fantastic idea. I can't wait to try this. Thanks for hosting the blog hop.

  • Thanks Melissa for hosting!

  • Mirror Mirror on the wall,
    who is the fairest Hen of all?

  • I had the same thought as "Feather" but I got beat to the punch line.

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