Santos Family FarmSantos Family Farm

by Joe Santos

A few days ago, we received our first set of chicks for 2016. We received 50 Barred Plymouth Rock females and 25 Buff Orpington males. The females are to build up our flock of egg layers and the males will be our first attempt at meat birds. Once old enough, all of them will live in one of our newly fenced meadows. This is the first time we’ve bought chicks directly from a hatchery – the very nice people at Mt. Healthy Hatcheries in Ohio. These chicks were all one day old when they were shipped out in the box you see here. It’s funny to see so many little puff balls with the neat dividers between them in the box. It made me think of a box of chocolates where they’ve separated the nuts and chews.

 

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