- Mar 2, 2011
I have a broody with her single chick in a room (that is not being used currently for human purposes) in my house right now, in a dog crate, and have my incubator in the same room. I clean out the kennel and replace the pine straw so it doesn't stink, there's plastic covering the floor to prevent accidents, because I know they will happen, and they have fresh food and water and they seem very content in their own space away from the other grown chickens. I was wondering how many other people do the same thing, either with chicks in a brooder, just have house chickens. I have 21 eggs in the incubator right now and I also plan on raising them in the house. My inlaws think I have lost it completely, and that it's "nasty" to have a chicken/chicks in the house, and wanted to know why I just didn't put momma and baby outside. (They also have chickens in their yard, and some of the eggs in the bator came from her chickens.) I don't have an outside brooder right now, and I'd rather not let my chicks be cat or snake food. Just to clarify, my husband is fine with the chicken, he helped me move the stuff to it's present location. Please tell me your experiences with chicks.