I made a..Hen?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Is that an Egg?, Mar 24, 2018.

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  1. Is that an Egg?

    Is that an Egg? In the Brooder

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    I just bought these two pullets yesterday, and you can definitely tell what their personalities are.
    I got a Speckled Sussex and a Blue Laced Red Wyandotte.
    The Sussex eats all the time, and throws a tantrum when her buddy isn't with her, we named her Dumpling.

    The Wyandotte is a quiet little one, she mainly stays in one place and so far doesn't have a name.

    The two kept trying to crawl under each other, and I felt a little bad so I tried to mimic what they'd do in the wild (my backyard).

    I found an old round pillow and cut it open, it took some time but finally it looks like a hen, sort of.. I didn't have any needles so I used wire, definitely a hack job but hey, it works!! They love it and are always trying to crawl under it. IMG_20180323_211114256.jpg IMG_20180323_210303685.jpg IMG_20180323_205827986.jpg 1521902413564-2110026726.jpg 1521902437570-1902006683.jpg
     
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  2. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    Many people like to make a 'hen' out of a heating pad on some sort of frame. You do have a heat source, right?
     
  3. Rocky Rhodes

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    Very creative.:clap I love it. Oh, By the way, WELCOME TO THE FLOCK!:welcome
     
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  4. Is that an Egg?

    Is that an Egg? In the Brooder

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    Yep I have a heat lamp. As well as a heating pad but that gets too hot.
     
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  5. andreanar

    andreanar Crowing

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    That's adorable! When I had chicks in the brooder, I gave them a feather duster to get under. LOL
     
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  6. Hen Pen Jem

    Hen Pen Jem Crowing

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    Greetings Is that an Egg?, Welcome to BYC!
    Fabulous idea, kudos to you! :frow
     
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  7. debid

    debid Crowing

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    It's possible that your brooder is too hot and the "hen" is shielding them from the "red sun". Does your heating pad not have at least three settings on it? I used "high" outdoors in early spring but you may only need "medium" in a house and you'd use only that, no lamp.
     
  8. Is that an Egg?

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    The hen is only for night time, which is when they become loud, there is rice in the hen, which you can heat up and it's just like a heating pad.
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Try setting up something like this.
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    A heating pad draped over a piece of wire fencing. It mimics a broody hen, satisfying their urge to get underneath and snuggle, while providing the warmth they need.
    Heat lamps inside a home tend to give off way too much heat. With the heating pad only, there is no risk of overheating or chilling.
     
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