November 2, 2021

The Chicks Are Growing and Thriving

The youngest residents at my Bedford, New York farm are growing and thriving.

Last month, I shared images of 54 cute, fluffy, and very healthy chicks that arrived from Murray McMurray Hatchery, a 104 year old company in Webster City, Iowa. Among them - Whiting True Blue, Whiting True Green, French Black Copper Marans, and Silver Laced Wyandottes. Upon arrival, they were housed in my stable feed room, where we set up three brooders – heated enclosures that provide warmth and protection. Yesterday, they were all big enough and strong enough to move down to my chicken coop "nursery," where they will stay for several more weeks, until they can mingle with the rest of the flock.

Here are some photos, enjoy.