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Tin Foil mirror?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BeautifulBlue, May 4, 2009.

  1. BeautifulBlue

    BeautifulBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I use tin foil to make a mirror for my lone chick? Or will this reflect too much heat? Will it even work? It's only in a small brooder, it already has a feather boa, and a teddy in there and it's not even hatched yet lol

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. GAchick

    GAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess the standard answer here would be "BUY MORE CHICKS/EGGS" But as far as a mirror goes, why not buy one of those they make for parakeets, if you're worried about breakage?
     
  3. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    Quote:i would say the same thing [​IMG] the more the merrier.

    and the parakeet mirrors work great, too.
     
  4. BeautifulBlue

    BeautifulBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im hatching another batch of chicks straight after this one hatches, so it will have some buddies, until then I just thought why not make a mirror out of tin foil, which I have readily available, than take a half hour drive to the nearest town to buy a budgie mirror. So does anyone think the tinfoil mirror will work?
     
  5. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    my baby roo attacked the tin foil siding in his aquarium brooder CONSTANTLY!
    pretty sure it would work [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2009
  6. chickenhick

    chickenhick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe I'm not understanding how exactly you will be using the foil, but if they have direct access to it, they will peck and tear it, and maybe eat it....I can't help thinking that would not be good for the chick.... [​IMG]
     

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