Spring is here in south Georgia!  These are a few pictures of our startup:

All the Bradford Pear trees are in full bloom and next the Cherry trees will be blooming.  Tractor Supply had baby chicks for sale.  We decided to buy 16 pullets. Pullets are chicks that are all females.  We live in a neighborhood so some people don’t like the sound of a rooster at 5 am. If you are just starting out with baby chicks or you would like to start, this is the time if you are in the southern region.  If you buy just 2, I suggest buying 2 more because sometimes they just die and for no reason.  What you will need to start:

  1. Buy Chicks
  2. Have a container to keep them in for several weeks.  This could be a box, dog kennel that is closed and not open slats, as they would go through.  Maybe a big Sterlite container or plastic storage container.
  3. A light to keep them warm
  4. Chick starter feed
  5. Water for baby chicks
  6. Bedding for container (shredded newspaper, sand, or pine shavings)
  7. A place to put the chicks out of weather

We bought Buff Orpingtons, Silver Laced Wyandottes, California White, and Americaunas.  Our Children love going and picking the chicks out, they even pick names for them:)  Chickens are a very fun and industrious animal to add to the backyard farm.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.