Baby chicks in the brooder. The baby chicks need to stay warm for the first three weeks of their life. Then as their fluff is replaced with feathers, they are able to tolerate more temperature change. We keep them warm and dry in our brooder with heated hovers and a nice warm dry saw dust bedding.
After 21 days, these little ones are moved to pasture on the floor-less field shelters for fresh air, sunshine and every chicken’s dream – Bugs!
Aren’t they adorable? (the chicks, that is. Not the bugs.)