Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New Baby Chicks

Yesterday, we had 28 baby chicks arrive, mostly Araucanas, but also some Turkens, Black Minorcas, and a "mystery chick" that I'm pretty sure is a Dark Brahma.--probably a rooster. We made it through the first night without any losses, and I haven't seen any sign of pasty butt. I think that no losses is due to not just dipping their beaks into water and food, but watching them and making sure any that just stood around looking sleepy really did start drinking and eating. I think possibly the lack of pasty butts is due to already starting to feed them greens--broccoli sprouts and spinach.