Caring for your mail order chicks is very different from setting your own hens. But it doesn’t have to be intimidating. I once read, “It’s important to distinguish between the ideal and the good enough reality of doing things.” Of course there’s an ideal way to do things, usually involving more money than most of us want to spend. The old-timers would often put their chicks by the wood stove in a galvanized tub to warm them. So as my grandfather would say, “There’s as many ways of gettin’ a farm job done as there’s farmers….”
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