Living in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley And learning to go back to some of the old ways of living off the land like I did as a kid.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
I didn't think I was going to have or do chicks this year. But on the way to work a couple weeks ago T. said he thought I mite need more chickens and that I should get 6 to 8 chicks so I would have eggs this winter. So I am hand raising 8 chicks for the first time, now that I have no broody hen to do it. The hens I had as broodies last year went back to their mom a few months ago because she was going to get new chicks and need the girls to raise them. We both got fooled no broody hen for ether 1 of us. So we both will be hand raising our chicks. Old saying "Don't count your chickens before they hatch" comes to mind for us both this time because we need a broody hen. :-) So there are 8 baby chicks in my dining room and I am loving it so far.
The day I got them March 30th
3th day I had them
Made them a perch
I will update photos of the girls as they get older. I am thinking they were a few days old when I got them. They are Red Sex Links and I got them from our local Tractor Supply Company.