This is where we pick up chicks!

This morning our 47 Barred Rock chicks arrived.

Henry helped move (throw) them into our brooder.

The chicks are safe and warm now.

Behind the green curtain is where there is a light and a heat source.

The old curtain (red) was ripped and worn out.  The last time I used it I used duck tape to make it work.  I made a new curtain for this batch of chicks.  Thank you Susie for the green material.

Still safe, for now!


This is what she will look like.

(From Murry McMurray) The Barred Rock is one of the all time popular favorites in this country. Developed in New England in the early 1800’s by crossing Dominiques and Black Javas, it has spread to every part of the U.S. and is an ideal American chicken. Prolific layers of brown eggs, the hens are not discouraged by cold weather. Their solid plumpness and yellow skin make a beautiful heavy roasting fowl. Our strain has the narrow, clean barring so desirable in appearance. Their bodies are long, broad, and deep with bred-in strength and vitality. These chickens are often called Plymouth Rocks, but this title correctly belongs to the entire breed, not just the Barred variety. Whatever you call them, you can’t beat them for steady, reliable chickens. Baby chicks are dark gray to black with some white patches on head and body.

6 responses

  1. It was a nice touch to include the feed mill where you pick up your chicks. It’s almost as if we were there to share the whole experience. I also liked reading about Barred Rock chickens.

    • Thanks, Helen! I wish we were closer so you could share more with us! The internet is great for this very reason!

      I was thinking about you yesterday on my errands and wishing you were with me. And Rob because I had so many questions and thoughts about making sure I was doing everything right with these babies.

      I had a fun day and spent a lot of money yesterday. On the way to the feedmill I stopped at the cheese factory, the Amish greenhouse and the Amish food store and then picked up the chicks.

      • The feedmill is a really cool building. If there wasn’t such a hazard to my lungs with the dust I would love to be a feedmill owner or worker. This is funny – I can’t stand the dust at places like that and I don’t even notice the dust in my house.

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