We are getting very close to our chick hatch date! If the chicks come right on time, they should hatch on Saturday. When reading after our power outage I learned that they might hatch a day late since there temp was down for several hours. Low temp slows metabolism and growth of chicks. Either way it looks like we will have fluffy little chicks this weekend!
Since the chicks will be here so soon the girls and I have been getting ready for their arrival. Aunt Angie helped us to gather all the supplies we would need. I’ll give you a run-down of what we have. The chicks will be tiny and we will only have 7 at best, so we are going to have them spend their first days in a large rubber made tote. To make their home very comfy we are putting some pine shavings in the bottom. These are easy to change out when they get soiled. One of the most important items needed for raising chicks is a heat lamp. Since Aunt Angie has several she sent one home with me. We also have a chick feeder and waterer.
|I couldn't keep them out of the pine shavings!|
It worked out great for us that Angie is letting us borrow all the things the chicks will need. If you are hatching chicks and don’t have access to borrowing the things you will need be sure and check out our friends over at Brinsea. They have everything you need for not only hatching but also raising happy and healthy chicks.
If you are interested in hatching chicks then obviously the first item of business is getting an incubator. We will be helping one of you out with just that! Our Brinsea friends are going to be sending an incubator to our lucky winner. To let us know that you would like to be put in the drawing to win the Mini Advance Brinsea Incubator you need to become a follower of our blog (if you have not already done this), like the Brinsea Facebook page and share the Facebook update about our give away. To let us know you have done these leave us a blog comment telling us what your favorite “dream item” is on Brinsea’s website. Be sure and leave your email address in your comment so we know how to contact you if you are the winner. I know there are a few steps to enter the drawing but the Brinsea Incubator is worth it! I have had no temperature problems and it turns my eggs like clockwork! Your chance to enter will end next Tuesday, June 18 at noon. We will announce the winner the next day and hopefully be sharing our successful hatch story.
|Someone will have one of their own!!|
Hope all of you have a great week!!