I just picked up my new chicks from the post office! After a lot of research I decided to have my chicks hatched from a company called insideyolk.com I didn't want anything to do with those large hatcheries that horrifically kill chicks in ways that I won't mention....
So here they are~
|5 Blue laced red Wyandottes and 5 Americana's (they lay blue eggs)|
Soon after they went in our homemade brooder, I took each chick and gently put it's beak in the water. They all got the hang of it after that. Because they've been in a box for 2 days, I put a few drops of flower essence "rescue remedy" in the water to help them recover from stress. They also have organic chick starter with some dried nettle leaves. This is sprinkled on the paper towels as well as in a dish so they have things to pick at :) So far so good!
Here's some pictures of the brooder~