Here a chick, there a chick, everywhere a chick, chick! Eeeee! Before you go grabbing all the cute little baby chicks you see at the feed shops, big box stores or even your amazing local breeders are you ready for this amazing adventure you’re going to embark? If not, or kind of, that is ok! We can help get you prepared and make sure you are ready BUT BEWARE! Chicken math is a serious thing! What is chicken math you ask? Well, it happens when you
Our chicks are currently 15 months old and loving their lives outside!
They are permanently outdoors 24/7, living in their chicken tractor The bottom floor space of the tractor is 8’x8’ This is plenty of space for 7 teenage chicks, but after one whole day, they are ready to be moved onto fresh grass
Having them in a movable tractor works amazingly well! Each morning I quickly check on them, move the tractor, and give them about 2 cups of crumble The feeder is hung on a rope, so it doesn’t touch the
Our lovely little mystery chicks have been growing and changing! At about 2 weeks of age, they outgrew their little brooder set-up in our mudroom You’ll know when they are ready for bigger and better things! I knew it was time when my 5 year old came running in the kitchen to find me! With excitement, she quickly told me that one of the chicks had FLOWN out of the brooder! Time to go outside!
The chicks still did not have all their feathers yet, so they spent the next couple of weeks in a larger brooder in our garden
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With the promise of Spring, comes the exciting prospect of new chicks on the farm!
I like to restock my flock with new birds at least once every two years I am able to find buyers for some of my “old” girls quite quickly Everyone is always looking for laying hens, and I’m happy to make a little extra feed money with the cash
This year, I sold all but 5 of my best hens and one Turken rooster, named Chimp
After making room, the fun part begins!
Usually, my daughter and I spend hours looking over the catalog, picking