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3 grown kids, 11 grands with number 12 grandchild on the way.
14 (1 white name Moon) hens and 1 white roo (Green Feet) EE's, 1 polish hen (tweety bird frog), 2 white leghorn hens, 2 barred rock hens (Ruffles & Bloomers), 1 red sexlink hen and 3 EE hens that spend almost as much time at my next door neighbors (they like her roo more :gig ) as they do at home, 2 white chinese ganders (1 so mean he is getting ready to go into the roasting pan). Then about a week ago one of my sons brought me some more birds from a friend of his. So we increased by 1 EE hen, 1 EE roo (now named Moses), 1 little part EE and part unknown hen (Speedy), 1 pq nb silkie hen, 1 pq nb silkie roo, and 3 more white chinese geese which I think 2 are also ganders. Does a Cockatoo count?
3 Boston Terriers, 1 Dark, Dark, Dark brown (Ok, he's black, except in the sun) Cat, a bunch of guppies, a yard full of quail, a few wild rabbits, skunks, you know the normal country critters. And getting ready to attempt to incubate some of my own eggs (dancing in circles).
See MaMaHen pics and info, below, I used to raise my birds with.

When I decided to get back into chickens two years ago, I discovered this method by accident, when we lost power and also I keep my home at 60 during night. I had my chicks (usually 20-25) to a cardboard box with several inches of wood shaving for bedding. I then hang the duster from the side of the box, close to a corner to create better covered area (to create more like a real hen on nest effect) with the tips of the duster feathers resting down on the bottom. At night I cover the box with a heavy folded towel to help trap heat in. The fist MaMaHen I made, I used a large paperclip bent around the base of duster and bent the clip and stuck one end into the cardboard to hold the duster up. The chicks nestle into the feathers and it traps their body heat, keeping all of them warm. I don't use any other type of heat, as the chicks stay more then warm enough. Sometimes they will come out to cool off. And at other times it is outrageous to see bunches of little legs sticking out from under the MaMaHen, as they lay down, totally stretched out enjoying the warmth and relaxing. Like on a warm sunny day outside when they stretch out in the sun. I used this method on several batches of chicks and it also worked great on my 10 bronze turkeys. That was the first year I did not lose a single chick or turkey out of 63 birds. I also put the MaMaHen in the play pen yard I created for them during the day (in my living room, it was way too cold outside for them for about 10 weeks), so they had someplace to go if they felt cool or frightened. Works great and I plan on using it this year when I get enough eggs to try in my incubator I bought last fall.