Baby Chicks are Doing Awesome!

Chicks in Brooder
New Baby Chicks in Brooder

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our baby chicks are doing awesome! 2 weeks old and growing like crazy. I can’t believe how many new feathers they have already.

We hatched a mix of eggs from our flock to replace some hens lost to critters. Our roosters are  2 Speckled Sussex and 1 Rhode Island Red, and our hens are Speckled Sussex, Rhode Island Red, and Barred Rock. So we  have some Black Sex Link, Speckled Sussex, and Rhode Island red- Speckled Sussex Cross baby chicks. Our Rhode Island Red rooster is the less dominate rooster, and I am not giving him credit for many of the offspring.

I need to start handling the babies more, they are a little too flighty for me. I do not like to have birds scattering every time I enter the coop, it could cause injury and undue stress. On our farm I like things to be very calm, the calmer the better.  In my opinion ,  stress lowers output.

As I was writing this last minute post, I realized I needed to take some better pictures of our brooder and share that as well. So, stay tuned!!


 

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