Mama Heating Pad in the Brooder (Picture Heavy) - UPDATE

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Blooie, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    Quote msg from me to Bruce: I do hope that precocious WR is a pullet!

    Oh I know without a shadow of a doubt that my girl is a pullet. (Gotta love those home bred sex links! Kind of like a bonus package at hatch day!) Little man, and one of the pullets from this hatch continue to be a bit testy. I think they'll be on the short list for cull.
     
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  2. ShidelsRestBB

    ShidelsRestBB Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Cornish Cross that got gang picked by the Leghorns after they started laying. It has been 2 weeks. The wounds are healed, and she has her own mhp because the temps are frost at night. She has started to feather out again. Will try to attach some of her new pics.

    She is in a 4 x8 foot brooder, with a hardware cloth frame for the mhp.
     
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    Ginger was the only hen not laying, and she got mobbed. By the time I got to the coop she was 1/2 bald.
     
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    Sorry about the duplication. I am not used to attaching things to my messages.
     
  8. bruceha2000

    bruceha2000 Chicken Obsessed

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    Oh my! Condolences to you and Ginger. Is she the only CX? Sounds like she may need to be protected for a long time, if not forever.

    Nice idea using the MHP as a "hospital bed" for an "under feathered" bird.
     
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    She got injured just before the meat birds were to go in for processing, so she is alone.

    But can see everybody else through the hardware cloth. She is not alone alone, just separated.
     
  10. MamaDoolittle

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    My little girls have graduated from MHP. They are integrated with my 2 older girls and we have a happy little flock. It was such a success, never going back to other method, and will encourage others to give it a try.
     

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