Two Week Old Baby Chicks And Their Guardian Pups

Starting to get their starting feathers and eating more, sleeping less. Yes, we are in the second week with our new farm chicks. They are almost double the size from when we received them in the mail, and still are very cute.

Next week we are to have a couple of mornings in the mid 30’s so we opted for one more week inside to get into the mid-40’s mornings of next week. Just like with our soon to be a mommy Daisy, we are probably being a little over protective. They will be all outside soon enough, for now we can all stay close.

A quick reminder, we are getting closer to the April 27th date for Daisy’s c-section and the new AKC English Bulldog puppies coming onto the farm. Now is the time to reserve a beautiful little bulldog puppy for your family. Email us at newohanafarmttn@gmail.com for more information.

Baby Chicks Have Arrived!!!

What are the Steps We Take to Care For Our Baby Chicks?

  • We place an order from Murray McMurray Hatchery for 25 Baby Chicks, marking the box for all female. We want Day Old babies.
  • Taking 2 Clean Plastic Totes we filled them with enough soft Wood Chips to cover the bottom. About 1 1/2 to 2 inches gives them a comfy bedding. As the Chicks mature, we will be cleaning these Wood Chips more often as they eat, poo, and spill their water.
  • We have their clean Water Containers and Food Trays ready. Keep an eye on their water making sure they never run out.
  • We waited for our local Post Office to give us a call that our Precious Order had Arrived!
  • Bringing the tiny box in and opening the lid for the first time is Sooooo Exciting Ya’ll I love that they have a little warming pouch under them as they travel to us.
  • Wash your hands when handling these precious little fluff balls and wash your hands after handling. You do not want to make them sick or spread germs. Marked on the box and your order you will notice the baby chicks have been vaccinated for Coccidiosis and Marek’s Disease.
  • We separated the baby chicks between the 2 Plastic Totes.
  • Take each baby chick to their Prepared Water Source (1 Gallon of Clean Cold Water mixed with a Teaspoon of Quick Chick Organic Vitamins). Place the baby chicks tiny beak in the water and you will see each one take a drink of water! This helps them to know where their Water Source is located!
  • Fill their Tray with Starter Feed.

We ordered:

  • Rhode Island Red
  • Pearl White Leghorn
  • Buff Orpington
  • Black Star
  • Delaware

We have one little gray chick with feathered feet!! Very adorable, but they all are adorable. They touch our hearts and we are blessed from the Lord above. Enjoy the video! Their peep sounds are fun to hear and our English Bulldog Daisy and her Sissy Oreo love to check on their feathered friends a lot ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a Beautiful Day!

Baby Chicks taking first steps on our farm

Where’s the turkey?

Daisy:Maybe the turkey is around this corner? Are these turkeys??

Small Part of Farm Life

Every morning the ducks and chickens come out to search for bugs in their big fenced yard. The ducks have just recently wanted to go in for the night. It might be there is this fox that went on a murdering rampage next door. Or that we throw fresh vegetable odds and ends on the ground at feeding time for the chickens. Either way, we just enjoy knowing they are safe locked up for the night. We also get a good laugh at the ducks when we start walking out our door. They start quacking and “herding up” the chickens in to a line to head them in to eat.

Our goats have been separated a couple of months ago. The kids are in the pasture closest to the house. The youngest is named Chip. He looks like a skinny baby cow, all large black and white spotted. He makes our hearts squeeze extra each day because he makes certain to almost thank us for feeding and loving all of them. While all of the kids are eating, he breaks away to go to the fence and loudly get our attention. He gets his nose rubbed, looks you in the eyes, then goes back almost skipping to return to eating.