Chickens Chickens Chickens!

Posted: March 16, 2013 by admin in A Day in the Life of a REDNECK

I am going to have chickens coming out the wazoo.

There are now 11 big girls, 11 chicks, and 36 eggs in the incubator due to hatch in two weeks. Now I am scrambling to find places to stick ’em all.

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I scored on facebook the other day and got myself a free plastic kiddie pool to use as a brooder for the first batch of chicks which are growing at an alarming rate.

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They seem to like their new digs. They have more room to flap their wings and chest bump, and get the sawdust flyin’.

They outgrew this large rubbermaid in three weeks.
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The dog has a better view of them too from almost all the way around the pool. She loves that, the birds… not as much.

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I also scored on craigslist and found this enormous (HEAVY) wall unit entertainment center that I will turn into a brooder before batch #2 hatches the day before Easter. It has quite a bit of solid wood and I’m thinking of painting it barn red on the outside and white inside to make it easier to clean and stop the poops from soaking into the plywood. That should make it smell better and last longer.

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