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Anyone tried using something to mimic a mother hen? Like a tea cozy?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Yashar, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Yashar

    Yashar New Egg

    Oct 18, 2010
    Oak Hill, New York
    I was thinking about trying to use tea cozy and heat pad for a small batch of chicks.
    Anyone ever tied that before? I wonder if they would snuggle up under it?
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    I've used stuffed animals and feather dusters before. The chicks seemed to like the feather duster better. I really want a Brisnea Ecoglow. The chicks cuddle under it like a hen, can be on a more natural daylight cycle sooner and no heat lamp to mess with!
  3. chicken tows

    chicken tows Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2010
    Sonoma County
    Brisnea Ecoglow is on sale on their website. I believe $20 off.
    I got mine last week and so far me and the chicks are happy.
  4. CaitlynNichols

    CaitlynNichols Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2010
    Newfields, NH
    We have a huge beanie baby of *ahem* a baby chick that we use to keep the chicks company and someplace to cuddle. They seem to like it a lot :p

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