Category / brooder

February 15, 2016
Day old baby chicks can’t wait to warm up in their brooder. The first temporary home where day old chicks will live until they are six weeks old is called a brooder. A brooder can be created from practically anything as long as you keep your baby chicks safe and draft free.…

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July 23, 2014
The flock is now seven and a half weeks old. They were quickly outgrowing their temporary brooder. The Salmon Favorelle, Golden Laced Wyandotte and Easter Eggers were now the size of Silkie Bantams. It was time to begin their transition.Read moreMakeshift Brooder

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March 24, 2014
This year, we are adding new chicks to the flock. Like our original flock, we ordered six new little ones from My Pet Chicken. Come late spring we will be joined by two Buff Brahmas, a Salmon Favorelle, two Easter Eggers, and one Golden Laced Wyandotte.  We are all incredibly excited!  One other thing that…

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April 14, 2012
Social media is a wonderful thing when it has the ability to connect people that live so close to one another that never would have met if it weren’t for the power of the internet.  One such person is Susan from Itzy Bitzy Farm.  Susan is one very talented horticulturalist who moved up North from…

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March 25, 2012
March 2011 Proud Momma Dolly looks over her little ones as they eat, drink and explore in their private brooder. We are away this week visiting Mickey! Feel free to leave comments and captions for this week’s photos. I can’t wait to read them all when I come back. In the meantime, I hope you…

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April 18, 2011
Yesterday morning, I let Dottie Speckles, our one week old Silver Laced Wyandotte, come into the house to see the kids and spend a little time with her human family.  It is very important to me that we encourage her to like us and not fear humans.  We had fun getting to know her.  She…

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April 15, 2011
Last night, Dolly slept with the large flock out in the coop.  She has decided to return home with her older flock now that her chicks are 4 weeks old.  It took her a few days to make her decision.  Dolly and I worked together to help her transition easier.  Over the past few days, she…

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April 14, 2011
She is the tiny little head toward the top right. Dottie Speckles is growing up fast.  While the others are almost 4 weeks old and appear to be in their awkward teenage stage, Dottie is 4 days old.  Yet, she thinks she is one of the big kids!  I often find her shouldering her way in between the others…

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April 13, 2011
Yesterday around 4 pm, Dolly desperately wanted to go outside into the bigger run.  I really could not blame her, as I too would be tired of living  in a brooder with 8 little chicks.  She needed sometime to herself.  I obliged. Out in the run, she was having a fantastic time.  She took a dust…

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