Last week 48 chicks were born in our living room! Our hatch rate is improving as we learn the nuances of our incubator.. up to 70% from 60% last year. They are such cute fuzzy little dinosaurs. Currently they are living behind our workshop in Ohio Brooder boxes.
The Ohio Brooder was originally designed during WWII as a way of conserving resources while brooding chicks. Find photos and plans online to see an efficient and inexpensive way of raising chicks!
The chicks need a constant temperature of around 95 degrees their first week, 90 degrees the second week, and 5 degrees cooler every week until their feathers come in or the outdoor temperature is the same as indoor. They also need clean food, water, bedding, sunlight, and greens. In about three months we will be holding butcher and slaughtering workshops for the community, so be on the lookout if you’re interested.
Chicks with Attitude
Here are their names: