Friday, September 17, 2010
Here Chick Chick Chick
The wife has had the home made brooder warmed up for two days now and finally the baby chicks arrived this morning.
I made this out of a wooden shipping box a buddy of mine gave me and a screen from a window for the top to keep the snakes out. Not bad for a free brooder box.
We ended up getting some Mille Fleur's that we separated and are keeping in a tub in the bathroom because they are so small I did not want the bigger chicks to kill them. We also got some Speckled Sussex that we put in the big box brooder pictured above.
I think our next order will be getting more Speckled Sussex so we can have enough breeding stock to set our own eggs instead of buying chicks at $2.65 a piece. But then again, if you add all the time, feed and other stuff to keep your own breeders you really do not come out any better, but where is the fun in that, right?
About the pygmy goat.........
That is why I did not become vet. I'm telling you. All the signs are there. Why she has not dropped a couple of kids is beyond my understanding. For her sake, I should hope they come in the next few days.