Hello garden gals and guys! This post isn’t about my seedlings but it IS about a wonderful new development at Fat Earth Backyard Farm!
I am the proud momma of four Barred Plymouth Rock baby chicks! They were only $4.29 a piece at the A.A. County Farm, Lawn & Garden Center. We don’t have a coop yet, but we won’t need that for six more weeks. We didn’t even have to buy a brooder because we saw a great post on Backyard Chickens to use a pet carrier as a brooder and attach a light to the front.
They were a might noisy when I brought them home, but once we got them in the brooder, they nuzzled near the light to get warm, then quieted right down and drank water and ate a bit. There’s already one that is trying to establish herself as the queen. I’ll have to watch her. She pecked one of the other babies right in the eye! I’m going to show a video because the camera doesn’t want to cooperate with the red light. I’ll be sure to take some photos of them without the light on.
Please excuse the Parliament Funk disco light vibe…but again…it’s the heat lamp!