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