In the Brooder
- Mar 27, 2011
I am a new momma to a mix of 11 one month old chicks who I have been trying to get to snuggle but have been fairly frightened of me despite my best efforts at holding them and treats. Today was hot (I am in Maine so Hot is all relative - 80 ish) so I opened the garage door (where the brooder is) to give the girls some fresh air and unplugged the heat lamp. When I went in tonite to close it up, they were all snuggled together in a little ball, sleeping. It was not cold, so I know it wasnt because the lamp was off. I tried to give them a night time snack but they were too sleepy! So I picked one up to see if they wanted to eat some spiders off the wall, and it happened to be an Ameracauna (who is very skittish) and she stayed right with me, snuggled, hopped up on my shoulder and refused to get down! I let her stay there for 5 minutes or so and then put her back into the brooder box. Then I tried with a RIR, and she cuddled right into my hands and fell asleep! Apparently, this is their bedtime! I just closed up shop and plugged the heat lamp back in, and they are all passed out asleep. How CUTE! Probably all that fresh air!!