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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Professional Type Brooder Facility

A great improvement from brooding in our dining room!

Here's a quick video of our new brooder facility, which is a "remodeled" 100 year old chicken coop. It's big enough to fit two 8 ft x 4ft brooder boxes (each holding 100 chicks) made out of plywood and a 2x4 frame, with chicken wire on top to keep out predators. These birds will be out to pasture at 2 weeks old, and then harvested at 8 weeks. These are our last chickadees for this calendar year, but we'll be starting up again next spring, and plan to produce at least 200 tender, delicious birds every month from March through November.

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