Aren’t they cute? Two buff and two white Silkie Bantams, 11 days old. I tried to order Silkies from every reputable hatchery across the U.S. and they were all sold out. Must have been pure luck that I found these locally. Unbelievable! 🙂
First time using the new brooder…
This is also the first time that I’ll be using a Brinsea EcoGlow without any other source of heat. I’m very pleased NOT having to worry about regulating temperature, or the fire hazard of a heat lamp. It was hard to make the switch, it doesn’t feel like it provides enough heat. But after much research about what radiant heat is and how it works, I was comfortable using it.
I like the idea of rearing chicks in natural light. It would be great there was a low wattage light on the Brinsea brooder but there isn’t, so I provide them with nite light after dark.