Learn why chicks are dying in the brooder.

Watching the results of this year’s flock, has been difficult to say the least. We have never lost a chick in the brooder these past 10 years and out of a flock of 25 we lost 50%.  That’s right 12.5 chicks have survived.  12.5%? You’ll have to watch the video to see how we came … Continue reading Learn why chicks are dying in the brooder.

Heating a Chicken Brooder: No Electricity Required and the Coming Disaster(s)

About every third year we purchase baby chicks and keep them inside our home for 6 weeks. Most people wisely place them in a barn, shop, garage, mud room, etc., but for people who live off grid in snow country, it is not so simple.  The 100 Watt heat lamp tends to suck the battery … Continue reading Heating a Chicken Brooder: No Electricity Required and the Coming Disaster(s)