Our baby chicks and turkeys arrived! Who would have ever thought they come in a cardboard box in the mail? I was so surprised when we got the first batch of Buffs a few years ago.
154 baby broiler chicks (meat chickens) and 26 turkeys arrived. The chicks are doing great. The turkeys, not so much. We’ve already lost 11 of the them. They seem sort of stupid compared to the chicks, so we aren’t sure if it’s us or them. The hatchery will replace them since they didn’t make it 72 hours so we will baby and coddle the next batch to see what works best.
The brooder design seems to really be working well. They come out and run around, get water, then go back under the hover.
This is a shot up under the hover.
We are really excited to see how they are doing these next few days. More to come…..
P.S. here is a picture so the outside of the brooder