The Walden Effect: Homesteading Year 5. Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Homestead Blog

Innovations:

Homesteading Tags

Recent Comments



Blog Archive

User Pages

Login

About Us

Submission guidelines

Store


Rubbermaid enclosure scares chicks

Rubbermaid chick hover to hold heat in


The experimental mini-enclosure for our new chick coop is retired for now.

We were planning on using it to capture some heat from the Eco-Glow brooder in case the night time temperature dropped below 50.

Turns out the big, green, plastic tub was too scary for our chick's first day. Just a few went under it, and they only stayed for a brief moment before scooting back to the bunched up flock in the corner. Maybe a small night light would make it look more cozy? Now that they're older it's not as big of an issue and the weather forecast calls for warm nights in the near future.



Want to be notified when new comments are posted on this page? Click on the RSS button after you add a comment to subscribe to the comment feed, or simply check the box beside "email replies to me" while writing your comment.