Raising Chicks at Ripples

We said good-bye to our two baby chicks last Saturday after watching them grow for two weeks.

The cuddly one.

Thanks again to Green Fork Farms, we successfully completed the educational “chick rental” program so that I could learn how to raise chickens! It was only a couple weeks, but gave us hands-on experience with chicks that helped us make the decision to raise chickens on our homestead in the future. It was fun hearing peeping in our bathroom while the chicks were staying with us. I cleaned their water, feeder, freshened their bedding of pine shavings, kept the brooder’s temperature constant, and helped them practice perching and stretching their wings. Here are the picks from the last week with the chicks as they grew quite a bit larger!

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