It’s that time of year for chicks in Arizona, and we couldn’t be happier to say goodbye to the dreadful heat of summer. Our first lot of chicks are Welsummer, Wyandotte, and Australorp. Next month we hatch Silkies!
This is the first run using the new brooder, exciting!
Ready for my fall chicks with this totally customized brooder! Hubby spent countless weekends designing and building this beautiful addition to my brooder shed. The interior can be divided into two sections, both are designed for radiant heating as well as overhead low wattage supplemental heat lamps. The plexiglass front allows the chicks to actually see the world before they’re moved into the grow pen.
• Brooder has six conveniently placed power outlets and cord stays.
• Plenty of storage below for all those bulky supplies.
• Digital wireless temperature read-out from brooder to our home.
• Floor of brooder is easy to clean linoleum tiles.
• Top lifts for easy access on both sections and both are self-soft closing.
• Brooder box is high so it’s easy on the back for cleaning.
Dot and Willow couldn’t be happier to be out and about with the flock. This is Mamma (Black Silkie) and Randi (Buff Silkie hen) tending to the kids while out for breakfast. The chicks are three weeks old today.
Interesting, Randi is at the top of the pecking order and although bossy and sometimes nasty, she is very kind to the youngsters.