Discovered a great comforting tool!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Trizzy123, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. Trizzy123

    Trizzy123 Hatching

    Mar 19, 2016
    I have five 8 day old chicks, and being a total animal lover, I of course want to do everything possible to make them happy. Thinking they might want something to cuddle with, I came upon the idea of tossing a couple swiffer dusters into the brooder (not the wand, just the puff). Boy do they LOVE it. They snuggle right up next to them.

    This is only my second batch of chicks I've raised, so anyone that wants to chime in with safety precautions please do! Obviously watch to make sure the babies aren't too hot or are eating the dusters. Mine are just using them as their "momma", and are as content as can be!
  2. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Songster

    Feb 7, 2016
    Saint Louis, MO
    Some people have hung feather dusters for them to duck under, but I can see how the swiffers would work as well. Good idea!
  3. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop

    Jun 16, 2012
    Tending to my chickens
    That is a cute and good idea!

    I've used some stuffed animals before. The chick would just snuggle right up to it as though it were its mother!

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