Saturday, March 17, 2012
OMG they have to go OUTSIDE?
This is what I thought when I raised my first batch of chicks almost six years ago! Today it's a lot different, I love them the same but not as CRAZY about how I see things when it comes to caring for them and putting them outside. For example: I ordered chicks a while back and today I got the email saying "Your order has shipped". Well, I'm not ready and I'm not freaking out about it either :D Hubby and I are putting together a brooder and we have two days to do it. We can get it done even though I do have to work both days this weekend, were ok.
I AM kind of shocked that they sent the chicks out on a Sat morning though since Sun all they will be doing is sitting in the P.O? I was under the impression that they were to be sent out on Monday. I guess it is what it is though and I have to make the best of it. So I'm expecting them to reach me ON Monday now.
Back to the brooder: I have made make shift brooders before, from plastic totes (NOT a good idea, and for me it made it a day) all the way up to huge watermelon boxes which worked great but I was tired of fussing with the stores trying to FIND one every spring! SO I have decided to enlist my hubby and have him build me a nice one that I can take apart each fall and bring out again each spring. I will take pics and post them here when we are in full swing. Until then I have to finish work and get my self to the feed store so I have food for my babies. Six years ago this would have all been done 5 weeks PRIOR to my chicks even being shipped! HAHA Back with more info later on. Oh and there will be LOTS of pictures in this blog as well.