Friday, September 12, 2014

Baby chick day

We raise our own chickens and a new batch of the fluffy things arrived yesterday.


They are very cute, and very soft when they arrive, just a day or so old.


They peep, poop, peck and sleep.



They like to be warm and will huddle together in a big fluffy pile.


At this very moment they are living in our garage in a big wooden box with a heat lamp to keep them warm.


When they are hearty enough, they will be moved outside where they will live in a movable pen called a 'tractor'.  The tractor gives them access to fresh grass and bugs daily. This pen also keeps them safe from predators like foxes, hawks and coyotes and more. There are A LOT of things that like to eat chickens.


Happy Friday! Hope your weekend is lovely xoxo

3 comments:

  1. I'm pretty sure I could be sustained on only your chick pics. Love them!

    Cheers,
    Susan

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  2. Ohhhh, they are so cute! Looks like fur, not feathers.

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  3. What a Lovely photo, they are soooo cute.

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