Hatching out baby chicks with small children can be such a joyous part of homesteading life! Here’s a printable step-by-step chart that works well with stickers, and helps kids keep track of turning the eggs, and checking temperature and humidity. And it serves as a great visual for counting down to hatch day!
Baby chicks are SO cute! They do need some TLC during brooding time. You will need a handful of easy (and cheap) supplies as well as to follow some easy step-by-step instruction in order to successfully brooding chicks.
Letting your broody hen hatch out and raise baby chicks is the easiest way to add to your flock. No smelly brooder to clean, no dangerous heat lamps – just let the broody momma do what she does best!
Chicks are not difficult to care for, with a little preparation raising chicks can be a fun & rewarding experience for the whole family!
As much as I love backyard chickens and chicks, we don’t always have chicks on the homestead, thus don’t need a brooder box all the time. It took some thinking, but I finally came up with a design that works perfectly for us. Behold, the DIY Folding Chick Brooder.
So you’ve stood up your own homestead and are planning your spring. Babies are arriving, gardens and orchards need tending. The pastures need repair and it’s time to begin planning and planting for spring. This article covers our life at HiBar Ranch, Farm and Forest and what we do in February and March on our […]