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
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Whittni has Bachelor's degree in Agriculture with minors in Art and Communication. In her free time, she enjoys studying flock behavior and hopes to train as a poultry judge in the future.
Her favorite animals? Chickens of course! Whittni would like to revolutionize the outside stigma of poultry keeping and help economise backyard flock keeping. She also enjoys sewing, crafts, and traveling abroad with her husband Aleksei.