Whether you mail order baby chicks or buy them from a local feed store be sure you are prepared. Baby chicks need a brooder ready for their arrival. A brooder is simply a container/box or blocked off area that will house the baby chicks for the first several weeks of their life. A brooder can be a cardboard box, plastic tote, or something more permanent if you think you will reuse it often. Let’s discuss the basic requirements of a chick brooder to help you get started.
- Summers Acres
We are a husband and wife duo with 5 kids, 4 boys and 1 girl. Our kids are growing up fast and only the 2 youngest are still in high school. Our journey began at our 1700 square feet home with just over 1 acre of land. God has blessed us greatly and we recently purchased and moved into our farmhouse and 14 acres of beautiful farm land in Ann’s hometown. Over the years God has compelled us to cultivate a simpler, less busy, and more joyful life. That is a process that takes time with one new learned skill or one simplification or change at a time. We love our chickens and goats and the benefits they provide us for a healthier more natural diet. We enjoy gardening to raise our own food, but also appreciate the therapeutic qualities of getting our hands in the dirt. We are not masters at any of this, but have learned a lot in our journey.
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