NH, those exercise balls rock! I used one while I was in labor with the DD. Relieved a LOT of pressure and made it bearable!
Ok, so I just got back from tractor supply and I broke and bought 6 meat birds. They're under a heat lamp already with food and water. Tonight, they are going to get slid under one of the broody silkies who's been ready for babies for WEEKS now. She's impatient and I think this should satisfy her and save me the clean up and work with the birds before they are ready.
These are my first birds intended for meat, I've taken care of unwanted roos before for food, but these are my first cornish x breed. SO I'm hoping this goes well. I'm only starting with 6 to see how this goes since I wanted to use the broody silkie as the care taker. I am assuming these are taken care of at 8 weeks old? Or is it earlier? I think I remember reading it was different for if I wanted them to be roasters or not?
I'll probably post in the meat bird section about this, and I'm planning on recording how well this goes... or not! hahaha