Monday, May 27, 2013

I built a bigger brooder for the baby chicks today out of scrap wood.  This one is 3x bigger than the box.

I am hoping it will do until we can put them in the coop outside, possibly at 5 weeks when it's warm enough.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Brooders and Coops... Oh my.

This is rapidly turning into a full time hobby, with six very spoiled chicks!  Our Rhode Island Reds are very happy and well fed :D

And, I'm now on Backyard Chickens! Look for me here: SteamChick

Baby chick brooder - in its place in Ash's room. 
5 days old - inside brooder.
Below - pics of the coop/brooder our neighbor gave us.  I will be modifying it later in the year to a regular coop with a door out to a run.