I am fortunate to live about 25 miles from a local, small hatchery, allowing me to pick the chicks up within hours of their hatch. This helps to limit the stress of shipping the chicks in the mail. It does make for quite the noisy ride home! Non-stop loud peep, peep, peep!
Once we get them home, they are quickly put into our brooder barn area. Heat lamps are provided with the ideal temperature of 95 degrees. The boys and I take time to introduce the chicks to water and many of them take right to the dishes of grain to try out their scratching abilities!
The Cornish-Rock crosses grow amazingly fast! They require high protein and a balance of vitamins and minerals to keep up with their fast growth.
So don't blink! Hope you enjoy!