- Raising chicks is like raising a toddler. They need to be fed, watered and changed periodically. (we have one with pasty butt)
- When you have 20 to look after at one time, the amount of care needed isn't that much more than if you have 12. Go BIG or go HOME!
- Losing even 1 chick, much less 3 is heartbreaking. I've cried over each one. They've each gotten a resting place. We don't throw them in the trash.
- 20 chicks makes for a lot of poo.
- It doesn't take but a couple of days and they start their version of WWE. Body slams and chest butting included.
- Chicks have no sense of direction. They just walk right over each other.
- They only sleep for a minute or two at the most and then their ADHD kicks in, and it's back to some more eating, drinking, pooing, or WWE.
- We live in a warm climate, and while you provide a heat lamp, they rarely sit under it.
- Some are more daring than others. We have a small roost the Moose built, and some take to it right away, others seem "chicken" to even give it a try.
- Raising chicks is still loads of fun! I wouldn't trade them for anything!
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Things I've Learned
I've learned a few things in the past several days about raising chicks, and I thought I'd share;