Had to share a pic. Cho decided to take her babes to the roost tonight.
She's been showing signs of wanting back into the flock for a couple days, and yesterday when I changed the run around so they had a bigger space she was soon over the fence, the little lohmann must have figured out how to get over today and the little one I'm sure squeezed through a gap, it's too small to jump that high! Now I'm going to have to go out earlier in the morning and make sure the chicks are out of harms way and can get to their food without letting the big girls eat it all!! I moved the other chicks into a pen in the coop today. The big girls seemed pretty accepting of them in the pen in the run during the day so I figured it was time to move them over. I'm a sucker so I did give them the heat lamp for tonight as it's cool (double secured of course!) I think next week I might let them have some supervised free ranging time in the run all together,
And Fleur has been moved out to the chicks old coop (aka quarantine coop) as my Australorp eggs arrived today! I want her sitting good and tight when the Sussex eggs arrive on Saturday. I have the mini incubator ready just in case.
So after that ramble, any tips on building an incubator?. I want something bigger incase Fleur doesn't stick it out, the mini won't hold all 11-12 eggs I keep looking at hubby's snake box thinking that would be perfect but you know, there's a snake in it lol.
I grabbed a styrofoam box the other day, it's only a narrow one but figured it would be better than nothing.Edited by ChristieB - 9/24/15 at 3:46am