For my first post of the year, I'd like to introduce you to the new loves of my life..
..and here's the rest!
There are 8 little fluff balls all up, our best incubation result ever (of the 14 eggs I put in the incubator, 8 were fertile. Since all 8 hatched, we couldn't be happier!)
We were intending to hand their care over to a broody hen, who was sitting on some golf balls. She decided at the last minute that chicks weren't such a good idea after all, which meant we had to come up with a solution for their housing pretty fast.
Marty and I work best under pressure.. so we came up with a quick plan.
Yes, well.. technical drawings complete, we got down to work.
Aaah 12mm ply board. What can't it do?
We changed the design as we went along, so the end result doesn't look much like the technical drawings - a good thing!!
The 8 little dorking chicks have a lot more room now! The top door is open to let some heat out.. only until the thermostat I ordered arrives in the mail. It will turn the light off once the temperature is perfect, and turn it on again if it strays. It should save some electricity and a little worry.
I have some chick-watching to do..
Until next time!