Chickens at 1818 Farms

Chickens at 1818 Farms
5 years, 7 months ago 0

Today I drove with my sister, Natalie, and children to The Saddle Rack in Elkmont to get our chicks. http://www.athensplus.com/saddlerack/index.html. They will grow into laying hens, we hope – if we got females. Some had been “sexed,” but not all. Wouldn’t you like that job? My dad built the brooder we are keeping them in – with lights to keep them warm. The books say to keep the temperature at 95 degrees! I’m not sure all the chicks will survive. Lots of loving from the children, plus it was difficult to keep them warm constantly after they left their home. The most expensive fancy one – the black & white “Silky” is struggling. Kroaker and the goats didn’t know what to think about all the chaos in their stall when we set up the brooder with all the cheeping chicks.

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