Buckshot Blueprint: Baby Chicks

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.)

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4 Responses to Buckshot Blueprint: Baby Chicks

  1. Jessica R. Patch says:

    Adorable!! But do they smell??? šŸ˜‰

  2. Sheri says:

    That is the beauty of farming the way God intended. It is aromatically pleasing.

    Anytime you smell bad stuff coming from a farm, you are smelling mismanagement. The carbon (wood chips) absorb the nitrogen (which is most often the cause of smells). The carbon captures the nitrogen and holds it.

    No smell whatsoever.

  3. Sheri says:

    Oh, I should also say this? Do people smell? If they don't take a bath, they do. Isn't that a hygiene problem? Just so with farms. They should NEVER smell.

  4. Brandi says:

    Baby chicks are so cute. I remember our fourth-grade class had an incubator. It was such a treat to see the chicks hatch and make little peep peep sounds :-)