Can you hear the Destiny Child's song playing?
"I'm a survivor
I'm goin' make it
I will survive
Keep on survivin'
First it was frigid temps the chicks battled and then as the warmer spring air started to appear, so did a predator. A weasel to be exact. Last Friday was a devastating sight to walk into the brooder barn to the massacre of 54 chicks out of the group of 100.
But these things happen. Chickens are prey to just about everything. Its part of farming. The ups and downs come right along with the good and bad.
So here is couple pictures of our "Survivors" at 3 weeks old. As you can see they are changing so fast from the cute fuzzy chicks of a couple of weeks ago.
Their feathers are filling in. They are in the midst of their awkward phase. They are eating like crazy! And they are squirmy but inquisitive to look at themselves while I attempted to capture a photo!
Carrie grew up on a small dairy farm in downstate New York. After attending Morrisville State College and Cornell University, she continued her passion for agriculture in careers as a herd manager on a large dairy and working for Cornell Cooperative Extension. A handful of years living in North Carolina and working for NC State exposed Carrie to southern agriculture and beach life! A leap of faith has brought the family back to rural upstate New York, where Carrie now "practices what she preached" in small, sustainable agriculture production, along with now raising two small boys in a farm family tradition.