This Saturday Kelsi and I went to the airport and picked up our second batch of meater chicks from the USPS distribution center. This time instead of the cornish variety, we bought 30 Deleware chicks from McMurray Hatchery. We were pleasantly surprised when we opened up the box and noticed that their were well over 30 chicks in there. I guess they packed in ten extra Red Star males for warmth for free. We liked that!
So now we have 40 meater chicks in the brooder box! We will be looking for customers these next few weeks and hope to have a successful batch of meat chickens. Thanks for all of your support in advance!
My wonderful wife to be helping the chicks into their new home
Let us know if you want to be a part of our chicken service! We will work out the details but here is a rough outline as posted in an earlier entry
This was today. All the chicks slept in a big ol' pile
Very much unrelated but we cleaned out the coop a couple days ago. We then filled the two 3.5ft tall by 3ft wide compost bins full of chicken bedding and poooo. If you all remember, we got them for free on Arbor Day at the Spokane compost fair.
That's a lot of fertilizer! In 6 months to 1yr........
Also while cleaning out the coop I found these old signs on a shelf covered in dust. They are from the old homesteading days of the prior farmers. It is kind of ironic that our hens share the same space as these signs, the signs which represent everything we are working so hard to get away from.
That's it! Thanks for reading!