hatching chicks under a broody???

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Dawnuss

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Re: hatching chicks under a broody???
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2013, 20:48 »
Thanks that is an impressive settup. So a rabbit hutch seen in your picture is that suitable for mum and chicks and would i need to put a ramp to help chicks get invand out when they are ready to follow mum?? Sorry for all the questions  :)

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Re: hatching chicks under a broody???
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2013, 11:38 »
Yes it is fine, the one in the second section is taller and better for large fowl.  I only used a ramp for a few days, a plank placed at the front is fine.  They are very quick to find they can jump and flap their way about.  Especially when you are trying to catch them!   ::)
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Re: hatching chicks under a broody???
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2013, 13:59 »
Oh brilliant thankyou  :)

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Re: hatching chicks under a broody???
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2013, 08:12 »
Thanks that is an impressive settup. So a rabbit hutch seen in your picture is that suitable for mum and chicks and would i need to put a ramp to help chicks get invand out when they are ready to follow mum?? Sorry for all the questions  :)

I used a rabbit hutch for my ducks and changed the hinges on the door from the side to the bottom so that there was a ramp on opening. It worked very well. :)
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Re: hatching chicks under a broody???
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2013, 14:08 »
Ooo good idea sassy thanks

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Re: hatching chicks under a broody???
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2013, 08:18 »
Just a thought - as hutches have a mesh front I did cover this up leaving a gap for ventilation at the top :)



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