Tag: chicks

How to Build an Ohio Brooder for Raising Baby Chicks

The very first “livestock” animal we acquired after moving to the farm were 25 day-old Buff Orpington chicks. Since that time, we’ve brooded thousands of chicks over the years and have learned a few things […]

Raising Chicks in Winter Using a High Tunnel

Raising chicks is an activity normally reserved for springtime and warmer weather. It takes about 5-6 months for a pullet (young female chicken) to begin laying eggs. That means to have enough eggs by May […]

Sunday Soapbox: Unwanted Chickens

You all have probably guessed by now…I deeply care about animals of all types. So while it pains me to write this post, I feel there needs to be an explanation. About 6 times a […]

Farm Life How-To: Hatching Chicken Eggs Using an Incubator

It’s almost spring, and that means chicks will arrive soon at the local feed store. However, if you have never watched new baby chicks hatch, it’s one of the coolest things to experience. I’ll give […]