Here we are at 1 week, 1 day old!
Growing and changing fast!
The severe low temperatures have been rough on this group. Current temperature this evening is 24! Brrr! And I don't even want to talk about the wind! In the chick's brooder hoop I am using 2 heat lamps and have covered part of it, in attempts to keep it warm and prevent the chicks from piling.
The 100 chicks are eating approximately 12 pounds of grain per day. This number will go up drastically over the next few weeks.
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.