Finally the chick works up the courage to join Momma hen and experience dirt for the first time.
Often when I am chatting about my chickens to co-workers, vendors, and anyone else who shows interest, I realize how little the general public knows about chickens. Here are some basic chicken facts that you may find interesting.
Getting started with chickens is cheap and easy. The needs of baby chicks are simple and they are not a big investment. If you have a limited budget, you can get creative to keep down the cost.
As the chickens are turning in for the evening, watch the “pecking order” in action and see how each new chicken changes the dynamic. After claiming their places, the hens and their rooster calm down for a good self-grooming (preening) while tucking themselves in for the night.
Something seemed off and I suddenly realized I could hear a baby chick peeping! I reached under her and found one tiny little yellow fluff ball with legs.
My husband and I carefully researched the breeds and decided upon Buff Orpingtons. They are known for their calm, kid-friendly temperament.