Chick season is upon us and just about everyone I know has hatched or bought new chicks for their flocks! By now your chicks are running around their brooder happily doing their cute little chick things. Nothing can make the fun come to a halt faster then a sick chick can though….and I have spent […]
There’s a lot of advice out there about what you need to have in place when you first bring home your chicks! Whether you planned on having them or whether (like me), you are an impulse buyer at the feed stores…because you know—CUTENESS, you need to have certain items ready for them in order to […]
I was so afraid of getting chicks, even after my husband built a beautiful coop for them. What if I killed them? What did I even need? Turns out, you only need a few basic things to bring chicks home today.
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 […]
Baby chicks are very active and curious creatures that are happiest with a lot of stimulus. When you first receive little chicks they are usually quiet and spend much of their time huddled under their light, but within a week they should be bouncing around eagerly. One of the dangers of chicks without anything to […]