Chicks update

dscn2197The little chicks are growing like weeds. They are 3 weeks old now. There is a lot of feather growth and their colors are beginning to develop too. It is still too cold for them to go out into the chicken coop yet…it’s -10C to -15C out there. I’m not sure how much longer they will “fit” in the brooder. We’ve lifted the heat lamp up 3 times so far and turned the heat to the lower level on it as well. When we do move them out there we’ll have to make an semi-open enclosure in their section of the chicken coop with a heat lamp for them to scoot under when they need to warm up. Until they are fully feathered they will have to be a little bit crowded in the brooder.

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