Originally Posted by chattery41 @cree57i
doesn't raise Orpingtons . The roo she gave me was the only hatch from eggs she ordered. She has some beautiful SFH, Isabelle leghorns, Isbars and she had some BCMs but don't know if she still does.
Ooohhhh okay. Thanks for clarifying that! But ohh I've always wanted SFH and recently isbar...
Originally Posted by chickadeeNSC
Does anyone use the heating pad method for brooding? If so which do you use?
Originally Posted by casportpony
Do you mean heating plate? If so, I use the Eco Glow 50's and I love them!
Nah, there's an actual heating pad method and a thread on it!!http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/956958/mama-heating-pad-in-the-brooder-picture-heavy-update
Although the basic concept is the same as the heat plate and there are some in the thread who made a plate instead of bending it into a cave but it's a lot cheaper.
If you can't read the whole thread then just read the first couple pages and the last couple, there's been a lot of improvements since the original design.
But yeah, the basic concept is the same but the HP is way cheaper!!
But anyway, I used the method for mine and it worked out wonderfully!! The concept for both is the same, natural day/night cycles, more natural/like a broody hen, less stress for both, healthier, if you do it outside or in a cooler place they feather out much faster, no worry of fire risk, etc. I personally think it's way better.
And the best part is at night they are QUIET. No loud cheeping!!!!@chickadeeNSCEdited by KDOGG331 - 3/2/16 at 10:10am