May 5, 2016

Bringing Home Day Old Red X Chicks in Heated Floor Brooder

Our chicks arrived right on time.  They are cute little buttons at one day old.  We have six of them and they are all supposed to be girls Red X.

They were delivered in a cardboard box and were quite agitated when they arrived, but a few minutes after we put them in their nursery they quieted down.  I dipped all their beaks in the water dish and they all seem to be eating well too.

We've been keeping the temperature around 30 degrees Celsius.  They've all come through their first night looking healthy.



Our cat is enjoying the new entertainment.  His paternal instinct hasn'y quite kicked in yet.  You can see the digital thermometer on the wall.  The nursery is heated with infra-red lamps from below.

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