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Keeping new born chicks warm

low budget and easy way to keep new born chicks warm


Our new Eco-Glow chick brooder works great, but it needs some help on cold, wet mornings like today.

The above configuration is full of possible hazards, but not a terrible solution if you can control any possible delinquent cats that might be in the vicinity.

I was going to include a picture of the first new chick, but I guess he's camera shy.



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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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Anna and Mark-- hope you guys are getting through the weather ok these last couple of days. Watching NBC news in CA now, late evening for you. Take care and be safe!
Comment by jen g Fri Mar 2 21:12:37 2012
A tornado was supposed to be heading our way last night, but we didn't see a thing. Heavy flooding, but that's pretty much normal around here. :-) Thanks for thinking of us!
Comment by anna Sat Mar 3 07:15:49 2012





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