Chick Update: Almost 2 Weeks
I knew chicks grow fast, but until witnessing it in person, I really had no idea HOW FAST it really goes. There have been days that I feed and water them in the morning, and when I come home after work I swear they look totally different because they’ve grown so much.
As you might expect, their little appetites have grown right along with them. I started out with a little 5-pound bag of chick starter feed. It was going great for the first several days. Then suddenly I found myself filling their quart-sized feeder twice a day! Needless to say, I had to buy some more feed. I’m starting to feel pretty comfortable at Tractor Supply.
It will be a several more weeks till they’re ready to move outside, but we’re starting construction on their coop very soon. I’m anxious to see how it comes together and hope they’ll like it. For now though, I’m enjoying having them in the house.
Amanda lives with her family on a little red farmstead in northwestern Pennsylvania. By day she's a web developer specializing in WordPress and in her off time she enjoys working with goats and other livestock on the farm, canning, knitting, and crocheting.