Friday, March 28, 2014

Day 2 and First Night

I slept in this morning, which is a rarity.
So 2 of my girls, who are 9 and 6 yrs old, took care of the chicks. Changed the bedding out and gave them fresh water and more food.
This is the beauty of farming, children can be a functional and valued part of the operation.
They, of course, were reminded to wash their hands thoroughly afterwards.

All the chicks have survived thus far. We expect to lose some but are hopeful.
We put down burlap instead of newspaper on top of the litter.
The newspaper can be slippery under their feet and cause the chicks to become spraddle legged.

All look healthy so far!

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