It didn’t take long after walking into the feed store just to look at the chicks before I fell in love with them. Those adorable fluff balls sealed the deal. If I had any doubts about getting chickens for the first time, they were all gone by the time I walked out with a box […]
My clever mother designed this DIY chicken brooder with bits and pieces she had lying around. Over the course of raising several batches of chickens, she has improved it to the point where it is ready to share with you lovely folk. This last week she picked up 80 day old chicks – 20 commercial […]
When choosing a heat source for our chicks brooder, most of us go right for the familiar heat lamp. It might be the easiest, but is that the best choice? I compare 4 types of heat sources looking at cost, convenience, upkeep, flexibility and safety. What I found might surprise you!
I bet raising your own chickens has crossed your mind a time or two (or maybe it hasn’t). Have you thought about it and wondered how hard it would be or if it was worth it? Want the inside scoop. I am so very pleased by the chickens that we have raised up from chicks. […]
Having a brooder ready for the chicks to be housed in when you bring them home is the first step in chick care. Make this easy to assemble set up from commonly available materials and give your new chicks the best start in life
Are you getting chicks for the first time? Make sure you know what you need and have everything prepared before they arrive.