Tuesday, March 18, 2008
The Baby Chicks are here
We ordered a dozen Rhode Island Reds, like the one above. And in a moment of insanity I ordered an additional 25 meat chickens Cornish rock hens (I think) and 12 turkeys. (white big leg or something like that).
And lest you be impressed, we have absolutely no idea what we are doing.
But I found this website:
Keeping a Backyard Flock
I think I have the same chicken raising philosophy as one of this friends who keeps hers under a truck cab mounted on cinder blocks. Now that's Vermont efficiency.
At first I made the mistake of checking the local UMASS extension office. And the first article that came up was Avian bird flu. Don't handle live poultry and all that. Thanks. Very reassuring.