new chicks

val/ June 21, 2005/ Broilers, Farm photos/


We got our August chicks in the mail last Thursday morning via Phinney’s hatchery in Walla Walla. So far, we are very much impressed with these chicks and this hatchery… all 300+ chicks survived their travels via USPS, and only a handful have decided to head up to the lush fields of chickie heaven. And the whole batch is very lively and seems to be doing great.

This time, we won’t be letting them out to forage unprotected while they are still tasty morsel size… once we let them start to wander out of the brooder, they’ll be protected overhead by cattle panels. Hopefully this will solve our ravenous raven problems.