Today I went to check on the broody hen and her little brood. The smell was awful. Time to clean the coop!
Doctor Dolittle came out and we cleaned the coop, the nest box, and the broody nest cage. Coughing together in a big cloud of dust, Doc and I hatched a new plan. We decided to transform the broody nest cage into a brooder cage.
We cut up soda can boxes and taped them to the sides of the cage, along the bottom. Then we filled the cage with sand and took a few pictures.
|Fancy Brooder Cage Work in Progress|
|Buffy & Chicks in Brooder Cage|
Oh the chickeny joy! Buffy's attitude changed from grumpy human-biter to gentle clucking mother hen.
Oh the chicken farmer relief!