Baby Chicks!

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.IMG_4044

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

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Here are their names:
Amelie
Dante
Alessandra
Rocco
Caterina
Mathias
Leif
Imani
Neema
Kapono
Cosimia
Mariko
Reza
Ada
Kenji
Laszlo
Aislin
Aldrich
Alfreda
Amina
Battista
Bjorn II
Elektra
Finnegan
Fleur
Floyd
Gustavus
Imogen
Pockets
Puddles
Riley
James
Joshua
Eva
Ruthie
Tim
Daniel
Craig
Pomona jr.
Lucifer
Spigot
Adam
Eve
Lilypad
Chocolate
Killer
Muffin
Crumpet
Monet
Rogue
Trixie
Rusty
Buffy
Aristotle
Phaedra
Taylor Swift
Hannibal
Bart
King Lear
Trish

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