Saturday, May 07, 2005
The Next Generation
In mid-April we got 6 day old chicks, one New Hampshire (a Rhode Island Red spin off), 3 barred rocks, and 2 silver laced wyandottes. We'll be posting more photos as time goes on. This photo is from the chicks first day at home with us.
When they are young the chicks do not have enough feathering to keep warm, and so we provide an indoor "brooder" with a heat lamp. Each week we raise the heat lamp a little farther from the brooder--they start out needing heat of about 90F, and we decrease it by 5F per week. Hopefully they are feathered enough right about the time it gets warm enough to put them outside.