I got two more hens. Lehman brown classic. They are molting, so I got them for free. My two other hens Amrock wanted more company. Now they have two more friends. Much bigger ones. our hens are allowed to run free in my orchard and kitchen garden with high beds (so far they have not discovered that they can fly into high…
can the chicks go outside for a little while
they are about three weeks old. My mom wanted to take them outside for a little while but i wasnt sure if it was ok or not being so young?
brooder for the babies
So far so good. I have six chicks in there for a week now. I think they are about 2 weeks old. I got them last week. Is this brooder a good size for 2 weeks olds? What are the signs that I need to move them into something bigger?
Good to go?
Will this work for a brooder? I just got them today and want to make sure they are comfortable. Im using a heating mat specifically for chicks instead of a lamp that was suggested from a friend on here and said that it works great for them. How often should. I clean the bedding?
mix and match ?
For a beginner like myself would you guys suggest I stick to one breed? Or is it ok to mix and match for a beginner like me
people are trying to talk me out of it
I already invested in my coop. I understand its alot of work but some people are making it seem like its over whelming that i wont be able to handle the amount of work it requires. I know it doesnt have to be as long as you do things the right way. I am walking into this not knowing much about it but you have to start…
letting them out of the coop
I will admit Im not really a morning person but I know im gonna have to be to be responsible with the chickens. Whats the latest time in the morning that it would be ok to let them out? I know there are automatic sliding doors I can use but I doubt I will go that route.