Is this OK? Broody hen pen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Catalina, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. Catalina

    Catalina Songster

    Jul 19, 2007
    Does this look Ok for a broody hen pen?

    Any ideas or tips?



    It's in my garage and I'm a little worried Lavender will be too cold.
    The light comes on from 8am to 8pm.

    Now that I've moved her, she's much more into her Zen broodiness.
    She hasn't pooped yet. I moved her last night.
    She ate about 8 raisins and I made her drink some water.

  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

  3. Looks very nice. Only problem I can see is the threshold. Needs to be lower so chicks can come and go with the hen. She`l want to take them back in there at night.
  4. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Oh wow that looks great. Good job that will also be a nice place to let her raise her babies untill they get a bit bigger. Awesome job. [​IMG]
  5. Catalina

    Catalina Songster

    Jul 19, 2007
    Quote:Ah ha! Thank you! I'll add some more shavings, so they can get over the lip both ways.

    Hopefully, some chicks will hatch [​IMG] Right now she's sitting on golfballs, until the eggs arrive.
  6. SussexInSeattle

    SussexInSeattle Songster

    Oct 6, 2008
    Try to take her off the nest and place her with the food and water and she should take a gigantic poo for you.

    Also you can make a little wooden ramp for the outside of the kennel because the shavings could get accidently kicked away and maybe some babies may not make it back in. You simply get a piece of long narrow board and nail or screw a small peice of scrap wood at one end. This little piece will then become the lip on the bottom side of the board that will hold it onto the kennel edge.

    Garage should be warm enough since she has all her down coat under her feathers, it IS a garage, right? Not a carport? It is enclosed?
  7. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

    Aug 27, 2007
    at the zoo usually
    I like it! What a nice broody pen. Great job!! Enjoy the new babies when they arrive. [​IMG]

  8. Catalina

    Catalina Songster

    Jul 19, 2007
    Quote:Yup! Insulated garage, but not heated. It's attached to my house, so I can look out of my kitchen door and into her pen.

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