Wanted to start a blog so anyone thinking about getting chickens and have been scared to start because they have heard so many bad rumors will see how fun it really is! I'm here to tell you that after having chickens for six years now that they can be a JOY to have around and they do NOT stink like I was told, if they are properly taken care of. I have also Included a detailed Post on how to make your own cheap brooder for 25 chicks for up to six weeks (pictures included.)
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Week Old Chicks (Time to expand)
The chicks are a week old now and I also added 4 baby Peking Ducks so I did expend their brooder a bit and moved the cardboard addition a few inches out. They have now tested out running. The ducks are also enjoying their new home and trying to figure out how to bath in the waterer. They are getting more feathers now but of course there is no way to yet tell if I have any boys in the crew. I do have one that is straight run so time will tell. The ducks are all straight run so my HOPE is that I have three girls and a boy...that of course prob isn't the case so we will see what happens. Here are some pictures of the crew at one week of age. The ducks are just under a week.
OUR DUCKLING ADDITIONS
EXPANDING THE BROODER (ITS ABOUT 4X4 FOOT NOW, MAYBE A LITTLE SMALLER)