Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Here Chick, Chick, Chick

On the farm, they raise a lot of chickens. They stay in a coop inside the barn at night, but in the day, they are free-range. They are free to travel anywhere on the farm, which they love to do.  They love to forage for food and find grubs and other treats.

The farm also just got in 35 new chicks. My father-in-law told me that with their first group of chickens, they taught them to come in to eat when they said "Here Chick, Chick, Chick". The chickens associated that call with food. So cool! Hopefully these baby chicks will learn that too. It gets cold on the farm, so they have this heat lamp to keep the chicks warm.
Aren't these baby brown chicks just adorable. I just want to pick one up and hug it!  I can't remember what breed they are, but they are prolific egg layers when they are full-grown.
These white chickens are being raised as "meat chickens", but "shhhhh!" don't tell them that. Gulp!


  1. If I had more space and wasn't in a neighborhood I would be very tempted to raised a few chickens - only for the eggs of course. I'm not sure I could slaughter one!

  2. The production on our girls is way down, will probably have to get a few young ones to start getting eggs.

    But, the old ones don't have to worry about being turned into dumplings. They are safe!

  3. so when are you getting some urban chickens LOL?

  4. I think I'm getting chicken fever. Probably not allowed to have chickens in this neighborhood, but sure would like to.


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