Gettin ready for our first broilers

Four weeks of prep and the old corn crib on our property is now ready to hold the first 30 broilers coming this week.  Followed by 45 hen layers the following week.   

 Made our Hoover Brooder to hold our first and future chicks.  Easy to build simple design that should let the chicks self regulate their own temperature.   

Made our Hoover Brooder to hold our first and future chicks.  Easy to build simple design that should let the chicks self regulate their own temperature.   

 Laid down some Coumtry Boy pine shavings. Placed straw along the edges of the walls of the barn to prevent drafts creeping through.   

Laid down some Coumtry Boy pine shavings. Placed straw along the edges of the walls of the barn to prevent drafts creeping through.   

 Picked up non-medicated non-GMO starter feed.  

Picked up non-medicated non-GMO starter feed.  

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 Setup a simple desk made from two pallets for the legs.   

Setup a simple desk made from two pallets for the legs.