Posts Tagged ‘box’

Our chicks are now approximately five and three weeks old (if you recall we have two varieties: Araucanas and Golden Comets). We recently made another trip to the local feed store to get some more chick food. The twenty-five pound bag we purchased when we bought the chicks is almost all gone already, so we purchased another three twenty-five pound bags of non-medicated chick food. This should last them until they are ready to go outside and eat “layer” feed.

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Our little chicks are doing quite well in their brooder.  We change the water a few times a day as they do get shredded paper (and occasionally poop) in it.  We also replenish the food as needed. The chicks walk around the box, hop up on the roosts, cluck, and just hangout.  We take them […]

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After we came home with our chicks, it was time to assemble the brooder box.  We had everything we would need, but we hadn’t put it together yet.  While it’s often recommended that you have everything ready to go before bringing home the chicks, I’m glad we waited until we had the chicks.  We were […]

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Once we decided that we were going to have laying hens for eggs, we had to get them.  We had to wait until after our Spring Break trip to get the chicks as we didn’t want to find a sitter to care for them for a week.  When we returned, we called around to the […]

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