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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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I want chickies!
Comment by Maggie Mon Mar 11 09:57:05 2013

One very unique homestead, $1,500 per acre, the opportunity of a lifetime