I wish I had her and my plan is to have broodies raise chicks in the future - one reason I am raising heritage breeds. My son really wants a Silkie too so hopefully I get some hens and they will help brood as well. I am hatching for the first time this week and boy is this styro-bator a pain! I may splurge for a Brinsea eventually but I still want some broodies to keep the flock going.
Wish I had a broody!!!!!!
Here are a couple photos of the new kids. All Swedish Flower Hens - though some may be cockerels!
Someone said they look like they've all been punched in the eye and have shiners
That platform is made of 2 clementine boxes turned upside down. Raises the water up from the shavings so it stays clean. Works for the food bowl too.
A 5-gallon paint stir stick roost.
Very nice setup. We're setting up the brooder today. It's a big plywood box that a new cabinet was shipped in - it even has wheels! My husband cut it down and we added a divider. Today we need to make space for it and get it ready for chicks. We use the mama-heating pad method for heat and mounted bicycle water bottles with chicken nipples for water. It will be much easier to attach the bottles to the wood instead of cardboard like last year. We have one SFH, we lost one about 6 weeks ago. I set the remaining one's eggs - they would have been a SFH/Marans cross -but they were all infertile.