…or brooder if you choose. Today, we got everything set. The hatch date is tomorrow and you can just feel the excitement in the family. I don’t know who is more excited, the kids or me! I have given the eggs about a 3 day window. I hope to see some chicks by tomorrow afternoon. Here are some pictures of our set-up.
|Here is the Momma to be. She looks so cute
with the shavings on her head.
First I upcycled an old shallow cardboard box to be her makeshift nest. I filled it with lots of pine shavings and placed her eggs inside.
|Only Dolly’s food for now in the brooder|
I’m so glad that we had this spare chicken coop in the garage. I lined the entire coop with cardboard to keep the drafts away from the little ones. I added Dolly’s food in dish. I will transfer it to a hanging dish once the babies are born. I don’t want the chicks eating her food.
|The view looking out of the nest|
How many chicks do you think we will get from the eight eggs? What’s your guess?
Photo credits: Tilly’s Nest
3 thoughts on “The Nursery”
Hello, Tilley's Nest – your not the only one excited….I'll be checking in often. I hope all eight little chicks hatch happy and healthy. Good luck to you all, you're doing a fine job!
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Thank you! Look for it under my favorite places. I too hope to meet eight little chicks over the next couple of days. They should be very small. The eggs are only about the size of a 50 cent piece!
I’m hoping all will make it but my guesses are at least 3. Maybe 4 or 5 too. More sure on 4.