Tuesday, June 09, 2009

We Have Chicks!

We went to the feed store and picked out chicks. The kids loved, loved it. We came home with 12 which included 2 Buff Orpingtons, 3 New Hampshire Reds, and 7 Red Stars.

Right now they're in Rubbermaid tub under a heat lamp in the basement but they'll outgrow that pretty fast. When they're a few weeks old we'll probably move them to a pen outside. We can't put them in the coop with the grown hens until they're 6 or 8 weeks old or they'll be pecked to death. I think we're going to rig up some chicken wire to separate the coop into two rooms to keep the grown hens and chicks apart.

And then, in about 5 months, we'll have loads and loads of eggs.

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