After our failed hatch, the hunt was on for quality Silkie chicks. I drove too far and paid too much, but that’s what happens on short notice. Why the rush? This is the last week to start chicks without a heat source. The coolest temps will drop to 90 during the night. Days are 105 on average, and with a mist system near the brooder the temperature is just about right.
The mission of having chicks was a success in spite of the failed hatch, and now I’m just happy to have the four little fluffy butts in my barn. I’ll try another hatch in October.
♥ Name a Chick and Put your Blog in the Spotlight! ♥
I’d like my readers to name the chicks, put your best names in the comment box! If your name is picked, I’ll write a post about your blog with a link sending a little traffic your way. 🙂 Best names will be chosen on Sept. 3rd.
Note: The chicks are straight-run (not sexed)