Our Chicks arrived! They hatched the night before arriving at our farm and were delivered to us from the hatchery in a heated truck. We immediately placed them in between the water lines and their food dishes to make sure they figured out where to go. They need to be able to find their food and water right away. They are pretty darn cute.
Our barn is heated to 90 degrees Fahrenheit for these little guys. They sure like it warm in there for the first couple weeks. Luckily, it has been cold here, so the girls like to go to the barn to play with the chicks and warm up. They were pretty excited when they came home from school today to find these sweet little chicks greeting them!
The chicks will only be this trusting and cuddly for a few days so the girls are really enjoying the “newborn” stage. As they get older they will become a little more nervous when we approach them but right now they are so curious and friendly that you have to be very careful where you walk because they follow you everywhere. When the girls sit down they climb right up on them to say hello.
Tony is now working hard preparing and planning the pasture for this flock, he is also seeding pasture to be ready for our summer & fall flocks as well. For our early spring flock, we will be focussing on creating pasture that is abundant with protein-rich insects for our chickens, this is a very healthy & tasty snack for chickens! It may not look as pretty as our summer pasture but I promise you they will love it just as much!