Technically, you are the chicken feeder if you have chickens. We went through a few different feeders along the way. We finally settled on the ones that work best for our hens. You will probably have a couple of chicken feeders also. Start with the young chickens and swap as they get older or as you add more chickens to your flock.
There is nothing a baby anything loves more than chow time. Chickens can be especially voracious in their appetite. We got our chicks at just a few days old so we had to be careful to make sure they had access to good quality baby chicken food at all times.
We started with setting up the outside for chickens, coop, run area, etc. before we set up our brooding area. Baby chickens can be delicate creatures to take care of, especially if they are only a few days old. Top priorities for the youngest babies are food, water and shelter.
Without a doubt, the best part about having chickens is getting the baby chicks. We were able to take our dogs to pick out their own pet chickens. But seriously, it was a good opportunity to introduce our dogs to the noise and smell of chicks without letting anyone get too close or too scared. Likewise these chicks were out in the open in a place that gets several doggie visitors per day so they were wary, but not terrified. Continue reading “Baby Chicks and dogs”
Finally we get to the barred rock of the group, KFC. Yes, I know horrible name for a chicken, but she doesn’t know what it means. Barred rocks are solid layers. Their eggs are brown and white spreckels. I guess that is the right word for little white splotches.