Chick update

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June 23, 2014 by Buffy

Our chicks are growing fast.  They have outgrown their small brooder box.

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So Farmer Rick built them a new chicken tractor.  This will be a nice safe place for them to grow until they are big enough to join our other chickens.

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Farmer Rick also started a new batch in the incubator.  17 eggs set to hatch on the 4th of July weekend!

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These again will be mixed breed chicks from our brown egg laying hens and our blue maran rooster.  I sold a couple of chicks out of the first hatch.  A new back yard flock has been started!  Of course I bet she will want a few more once she falls in love with them.

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3 thoughts on “Chick update

  1. Does hubby have a pattern for that chicken truck? I think it would also work well for breaking hens from being broody. I’m down to 1/2 my egg count because so many have decided they want their own babies. I have three hens trying for their second clutch of babes this spring. I’m also getting more roosters than hens. Think I’ll buy my chicks next year from McMurray Hatchery.

    • Buffy says:

      No plans. Sorry! Farmer Rick is a pretty handy builder. It must be those 10 years in the family construction business. I did add a photo to the post so you could see the bare bones. I hope that helps.

  2. […] Here is a photo of the original tractor design.  You can see more about it here. […]

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