Keeping Chicks Warm When the Power Goes Off

When an unexpected storm shuts down the power grid people are lucky  We can put a comfy fleece jacket over long johns and snuggle under a toasty quilt Baby chicks can’t   In the old days their broody mom would welcome them into her fluffed up feathers, where they’d be warmed and comforted by her  Today, most chicks rely on brooder heat that usually comes from electricity If they get too cold, they’ll perish So, how do you keep them warm when the power fails?   Fortunately, there are several ways to do it

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Week Two With New Chicks

The Rudd Rangers are growing right before my eyes! We have had them about 1 week, and they have grown from an average weight of 33 grams, all the way to 95 grams! Each day they grow more curious, more playful, and certainly hungrier Even though they are still fluff balls, I am starting to notice them getting more muscular and tall Their wing feathers are coming in, but I will not have to worry about them flying out of the brooder for a few more weeks still
They are relatively low maintenance at this age

The Arrival of New Chicks- Week 1

Our 15 Rudd Rangers arrived safely this morning!

     The post office gave me a call first thing Thursday morning and we picked them up It’ a good idea to call your local post office as soon as you get your shipping confirmation email from Hoover’s Give them your name and number and tell them you are expecting chicks to arrive in 1-2 days Once you get to the post office, immediately peek inside your box and make sure all the chicks are alive It is rare, but it does occasionally happen that some