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Keeping chicks warm without electricity

Chick swapping on a Sunday afternoon

Today we swapped some homegrown chicks with our friend Sarah for some of her mail order hybrid chicks.

Anna put 2 firewall bricks in the toaster oven on high for an hour, and then wrapped a towel around the bricks to keep everybody warm for the trip.

The bricks were still warm to the touch 4 hours later and all chicks are safe and happy in their new home.

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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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Priceless reaction in the photo haha.
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