Tuesday, July 8, 2014

peep show

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baby broiler chick at Litengård

Our second batch of itty bitty broiler babies has arrived!

This batch came from Sunnyside Hatchery in Beaver Dam, WI.

bitty broiler chicky

As usual, when I took the boxes into the barn where my kiddie pool brooders were already set up, I took each one out of the box one-by-one, dipped its beak in the food and water, and personally welcomed him/her to the farm.

It's amazing these tiny balls of fluff will be market size in just eight weeks.

baby broiler chicks at Litengård farm

Last year I took a photo every day for 56 days.

This batch seems especially vigorous, and I am hopeful they will thrive here.

itty bitty broiler babies

Also as usual, I will enjoy every single minute they live on our little farm.

Cheers -
Gypsy Farmgirl loves raising broiler chicks






P.S. - this batch did indeed thrive - being one of the healthiest batches I have raised in the three years I've been doing it.  We only lost one bird, a small, weak bird that I could tell from the first day would not likely make it.  Every single other bird made it to market day. 

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