Monday, March 12, 2012

A homemade brooder and baby chicks!!

Well folks... the time has finally arrived! After two years of patiently waiting, day dreaming, and saving egg cartons... we brought home 10 adorable brand new baby chicks!!!  Yeppers, we are officially chicken farmers!! And let me tell you, they are more entertaining and cute than I ever imagined! But, then again, isn't that what Yahweh tells us...infinitely above all we can ask or imagine. 
My husband built a brooder that is fantastic and just what I wanted! The supplies from Lowe's cost $40 and he had it done in an afternoon. It's so funny getting to know their little personalities (and believe me they really do have personalities)! As I'm typing, they are all pecking and chasing each other. We have 3 Easter Eggers, 2 Golden Comets, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Buff Orpingtons, and 1 Buff Orpington rooster. Oh, how I long for that first morning I hear him crow!!

The brooder. He has since added pieces of wood around the bottom to keep the shavings in. I plan to paint a scripture verse on the front. Any suggestions? 

Aren't they adorable?


  1. Love the brooder your husband built. We have had chickens for a couple of years now and love them. I love getting fresh eggs.

    Maybe you could use "Be fruitful and multiply". :)

  2. He did such a wonderful job! I am doing a collection of DIY's for chickens and I would like to link this. Keep up the good work!