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Raising baby chickens

Raising baby chickens

The new chicks – 100 Harvest White, 20 Red Ranger – are here. Each tiny fluff ball has to have its beak dipped in in water as they are removed from their shipping box. We have lost 5 – no saying to what – but […]

The 50 new Buff Orpington chicks arrived this morning from the hatchery!

The 50 new Buff Orpington chicks arrived this morning from the hatchery!

I love the arrival of the new chicks.  We get the early morning call from our local post office “we have a box of chicks for you!” I check that the brooder space is ready; feeders full, waterer full, heat up to the 90s.  When […]