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Double the size, double the trouble
Those little chicks that you saw on day 1? They are now double, if not triple, in size. We call them our teenage chickens, because they are sassy and playful. In fact, we've seen them play like dogs play-- they stare each other down, then flutter around.
We learned a lot about chickens so far. We have 9 that made it to "teenager" stage (3 weeks old). They are now in the larger section of our brooder with a heat lamp that registers at about 87 degrees. We also have 8 baby chicks (3 days old) that were resent from Cackle Hatchery since we lost so many in our first batch.
Here are some things we've learned:
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