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 πŸ™‚ Have a Beautiful Day!

Baby Chicks taking first steps on our farm

Chicks & A Root Cellar

We are a couple of weeks away from ordering our first ever Chicks!!!!!

We are both excited and nervous. Excited to hold them and hear their adorable sounds. Nervous, because we are the parents. We have to not only keep them warm, but safe from predators!

We had trespassers in the Root Cellar. It has sat “Vacant” of canned goods, but not of pests like squirrels and rats that built nests and hauled in tons of acorns.

We started sweeping out the debris, then we hosed down the whole building. We put cement on the holes that the pests chewed through in the ceiling and where the wall and ceiling met. Then installed installation to discourage anything from wanting free room and board! πŸ™‚ The big heavy door fell off it’s hinges and still needs repair. As you can tell, the Chick Nursery still needs TLC, and we can not wait to show them to you when they arrive! We are in the midst of cleaning and repairing the Chicken Coop for them to live in as they mature.

We have started gathering baby things! Heat Lamps-Waterer and Feeders…And A Small Funny Moment-I really wanted to set up Video Cam’s and Baby Monitors so I could keep a constant eye on the little feathery baby chicks :)Jen