|Baby Barred Rock/Ameraucana hatchlings hang outside under a heatlamp Tuesday night.|
Here are the babies around a week old:
And here they are yesterday, running around in their new chicken tractor:
For those of you raising your own chicks, you don't want to put them outside until their "adult" feathers have come in—and you don't want to introduce them to the rest of the flock until their voices lose the chirpiness of chicks and adjust to the warble of adult hens and roosters (usually around three or four months). It's best to time your egg hatching accordingly so the birds can acclimate to outdoor temperatures in a healthy way.
Want to learn more about backyard birdkeeping, or visit with these wonderful creatures? Give us a call at (315) 482-2536.