Monday, April 2, 2012

field transfer

The brooders are full. Today we get another batch of peepers that will grow up to lay eggs, so something must be done to get them into a spot that will keep them warm and dry.

Most times we have the peepers grow for their first 2 weeks in pens inside the hoophouse. Easy to monitor, feed and water and heat lights all right at hand.

This batch might have to start outside in a field pen with an extension cord bringing heat to them. While not optimal, there is no more room inside..and turkeys arrive next week! Turkey polts are extraordinarily sensitive and must have brooder space..the mix of heritage breed egg layers are hardier so out they go!

Here, 2 week olds outside!

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