Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New Arrivals: Cornish chicks

Cornish Chicks
 We haven't processed our first batch of meat birds, yet - and the next batch is already here!  I know all our fellow chicken growers have them arriving nearly every week, but we only get them twice a year.

Baby Chicks
This is the "hot box" where they will stay until they are feathered out.  It is actually twice as large as pictured, the rear barrier will be removed in a few weeks as they grow and need less warmth.