A few weeks ago my dear little Silkie Bantam hen went broody, her name is iddy. I didn't have any fertile hatching eggs for her to sit on so I planned on ordering some, instead I won 6+ Show Quality Silkie Bantam hatching eggs from Sparkle City Silkies. I ended up with a total of eight eggs when they came in the mail last week.
The problem was Iddy liked the main nest box, a lot. So everyday she was getting kicked out of her nest by my laying hens. So I made a plan,
Iddy's Broody Box!
First I went to the store to get a storage tub, like the one pictured above. It costed about $6. I wanted to add some flare to my broody's box for her and her chicks so I added zebra print ducktape. I also wanted to make sure the side cutout would be safe for the babies and Iddy.
So I used a green colored pencil and traced the cutout where the door would go. Following that I had the handy man cut it out, then I placed the duck-tape around the cutout for good measure.
This is the finished product:
Her chicks are due: 1/12/13