Thursday, April 9, 2020

Simple Chick Starting Method

Starting Chicks the Easy Way

It will come as no surprise to anyone who has explored this blog that we have chickens.  Most people raise chickens for their eggs and maybe the meat you can get once an older bird has finished her most productive years.  Around here, I believe the biggest role my chickens have played is that of soil generator.  If you manage them correctly and learn how to compost, you can end up with an amazing amount of high quality growing material.  

But, in order for this to happen, you have to have chickens, and for most people, that. means starting with some chicks.  In the short video below I detail the system that we used most recently here in the spring of 2020.  There are certainly more elaborate methods, and I will likely have to piece together something on a bit larger scale for them here soon, but in general, this short video details just how simple it can be to get some chicks started. 




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