Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Baby Chicks ... 100 of Them!



This is what 105 baby chicks look like ...  (we ordered 100, but the company sent 105).
 
 

They are so cute to watch! 
They all appear to be healthy and started eating and drinking immediately.



 
What are we going to do with 105 chickens????
 
Part of them will be our future layers and the rest will be butchered for the freezer and canning.
 
What did they cost us?  $64.25 delivered.
 
Where did we order them from?  Red Top Poultry Farm in Pennsylvania

What would you do with 100 baby chicks?
 
  
patsi
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13 comments:

  1. Wow! My Dad used to be a chicken farmer and I loved the chicks. They are so cute. But right there you have lots of food production potential. And cuteness! xxx

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    1. That's the plan Annabel ... food production!!!!

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    2. And good stuff for the garden too!

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    3. Oh yes, Annabel ... very good stuff for the garden!

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  2. Very cute Patsy. In metro Melbourne we are only allowed 5 chickens. Wish we could have more.

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  3. Too cute, Patsi! About how much will their feed cost? For the Sunday dinner chicks, that is. Just wondering overall price per chicken at the end of the day. And yep, box popped up, no links to click. :)
    Shani

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    1. Shani, not sure on the feed, I can tell you more when we see how fast they go through it. We plan on supplementing their feed with garden scraps as well. Great question!

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  4. what is in your waterer? In the picture it looks yellow. We started out with 15 then were given 5 more ~ 1 died, and then I gave 2 away. My little friend's dog attacked her baby chicks and 6 of the 10 were victims. She came to our house and picked out 2 to take home ~ d

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    1. Donna, for the first few days we are adding a vitamin and electrolyte supplement to their water. That's what makes the water yellow.

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  5. We have coyotes and we might not have them long enough to decide. :(

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  6. Oh Patsy, again, you transport me to my childhood. On my Grandparents farm, we kept chickens, geese, a cow for milk, lambs for meat, and many fruit trees. It was my job, even as a very small child, to feed the chickens and I used to love plunging my little arms into the tub of silky grains for them. A call of 'chook-chook-chook' brought them all running around my ankles and they were so funny. That said, I understood their place in our food chain, and a swift beheading and plucking saw many a chook-chook-chook enjoyed on a Sunday night. Great photos! Mimi xxx

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