Well, we went and picked up our 16 babies on the 25th of May. What a hoot!!! we fell soooo in love with them all. We sit in chairs in front of them with our morning coffee, mid day lunch, after noon beverages. its no surprise that we cant get anything done LOL.
we are sooo far behind getting our coop up due to the weather, baby watching,old age, and life in general. We borrowed my brothers small utility trailer and made a brooder out of it. We used the heating pad, pine shavings, cling wrapped towel and straw for our electric mama hen.... we call it the Eggloo :-P which was a fantastic idea, thank you . we also have the heat lamp in the middle of the trailer on a time clock (14 hours daily 6 am til 8 pm) as its still chilly here and the garage has no heat and a lot of concrete flooring.
We keep the whole thing in the garage due to the temperature outside, lack of a coop and pen, and the critters that are voracious in the spring. Today we are going to build an outside chicken wire temporary pen that we can back the trailer up to for them to get some free range time while we are working on the coop. they will go back in the trailer and into the garage for the evening safe keeping.
I haven't figured out how to get photos from my phone to this PC to show you "the kids" but ill work on that.