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Day 3 Age: 1 week 2 days Date: June 30th 2011 The Chicks were rather noisy during the night, but their heat lamp light was turned on, turning it off made them sleep. This morning the chicks were moved into a new bigger tub. This tub was originally used as a deeper horse trough. I cleaned every crack so my babies would have a new clean home! As the day before their feed was replenished and new water with electrolytes were put back into their tank....
Day 1 Age: 1 week Date: June 28th 2011 Today I bought 15 chicks!!! They consist of 2 Red Sex Link, 2 Black Sex Link, 2 Barred Rock, and 9 Leghorn chicks. They were born on June 22nd 2011. The woman, who was very smart in chicken knowledge, told us that they were 95%-99% positive that all chicks are hens. This is what we wanted for a good supply of farm eggs. We bought all of their ‘beginning supplies’ such as Chick Starter Grower feed, 2 Mason Jar Chicken Feeders, 1 gallon water...
Day 2 Age: 1 week 1 day Date: June 29th 2011 The Chicks slept very well through the night. I cleaned out their tub and while doing so I noticed that their poop was no sticky at all, meaning that they were not very stressed! New wood chips were put in the tub also. They ate almost a full Jar of food during the night so I refilled their feeder again. When I place the chicks into their newly fresh tub I check each chick’s but for pastiness. Thankfully none had a...
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