Saturday, 7 July 2012

Chicks away (Day 3)!

Yesterday we got the big brooder inthe shed ready for the chicks, turned on the electric hen, and also the brood lamp.  This was so that it would warm up thoroughly.

Ths morning, we moved the chicks to their new home.  They looked so tiny in the big space, but we know that they will grow really quickly.  
At the moment we have the heat lamp on as well as the hen, as the chicks need a lot of heat.  We'll move the heat lamp up gradually (and the hen too actually, as the chicks grow it needs to get taller to accomodate them) until they are using only the electric hen. 

The progress after that depends on the outside temperature.

They really are so cute, little tiny balls of black fluff. 


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