Saturday, May 31, 2008

This Post is for the Birds!

We've got fresh milk; don't fresh eggs sound good? I ordered 14 Barred Rock chicks from Ideal Poultry - 12 females, 2 males. We put them under a lamp in the laundry room, and they are growing fast. The kids have really enjoyed them. They are getting their feathers and will be ready to move outdoors pretty soon (it's probably hotter outside than under my lamp now anyway!).
Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

TIP! I learned a great remedy for pasting up (sticky fecal matter sticks to their bottoms and can cause them not to be able to eliminate. It can kill them if you don't take care of it) - mix cornmeal in with their feed 50/50. Works fast!

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