Well, I don't normally hold myself in high regard when it comes to story telling or what the internet refers to as story telling, which I guess is blogging. We shall see if maybe I can change all that, with the help of my new best friends. Thank you for tuning in. I hope you enjoy the ride.
My name is Jennifer and I live in SE Ohio. My property consists of almost 10 acres, which I'm trying to accustom myself to calling a 'farm'. Or maybe 'homestead' would be better/easier to get used to. My boyfriend and his soon to be 14 year old son live with me and my 19 year old daughter.
Back in late February, early March, we decided we wanted to start our chicken adventure. I had been doing a lot of reading and researching of breeds and chicken coops. We decided we wanted to build our own since we have the room, no laws governing chicken ownership and we really had no idea how many we wanted eventually.
March 5, 2016
We went to TSC to see what breeds they had. We ended up bring home 6 Isa Browns and 6 Cornish Cross chicks that were about 3 days old. They were so little!! I just fell in love. I also bought a few extras for them; dried meal worms, a Baby Cake, electrolytes, probiotics and chick grit. I figured I may as well go ahead and get it while I was there. I was super paranoid and so afraid I wouldn't know how to properly take care of them. I'm a worry wart and over thinker all wrapped into one. We bought a very large storage tote at WalMart to use as a brooder to start out. When we got home we got the brooder set up in my craft room.
As I moved them from the boxes from TSC I made sure to check bottoms for pasting and to dip all their little beaks in the water. Once I was happy with the temp readout on the thermometer in the bottom of the brooder, we left them alone for a while to adjust. I didn't want to stress the poor babies out any more than necessary.
To Be Continued....