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Chick weekend

Newly hatched chicks

Chick weekend is in full swing!  Friday, the first few hatched.  Above, two chicks are groggily exploring the brooder before sleeping off their efforts.


Saturday morning, I awoke to six fully-fluffed fuzz-balls in the incubator.  And the hatch continued throughout the morning and early afternoon.

Day-old chick

By noon on Saturday, the sun streaming in tempted the older chicks out for a feeding frenzy.  I'm thoroughly enjoying the chicks' company while they're cute and new, but have no illusions I won't be ready to move them to the outdoor brooder before the week is out.

Our chicken waterer keeps our new chicks hydrated without the risk of drowning or disease.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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I want chickies!
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