Monday, March 1, 2010
We decided to raise baby chicks again this year. Even after some unfortunate events with our chickens last year, we still enjoyed them a lot and wanted more. We have added 9 pullets (we hope!) to our flock. Technically, they are still in a separate brooder in until they get old enough to join the adults.
For our brooder, we are using a 50 gallon Rubbermaid plastic container. This will be their home for the next 3-4 weeks, until we move them into a small chicken tractor outside. They will still be separated from the adults, but will have more room and be on grass (starting their grass ranging early).
Here is our current chicken lineup:
1 Light Brahma aka "White Chicken"
1 Americauna aka "Brown Chicken"
4 Golden Laced Wyandottes
3 Buff Orpingtons
2 California Whites
It has only been 3 days since we brought them home and already they are sprouting feathers.