Wednesday, April 1, 2009

starting out: unboxing and brooding your chicks

Found this delightful video posted to YouTube wherein Sarah shows us how to unbox new chicks and set up the brooder in which they'll spend the first few weeks of their lives.

The video's pretty comprehensive, covering how to set up a small brooding area, the recipe for chick food, how to mix the water with electrolytes and vitamins, how to set up a heating light and recommended bedding for the new chicks. See it below:

While Sarah's take on raising chickens has a distinctively survivalist tone to it, it's nice to see her document the "new chick experience" so thoroughly for the rest of us to see.

Thanks, Sarah!

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