It's About More than the Eggs: Why We're Raising Backyard Chickens
About 2 years ago during a cold, February month, we brought home our first batch of baby Rhode Island Red chicks!
They were so unbelievably adorable, it was heart-wrenching. They were so small, and so soft, and so sweet with little "peeps." For the first few weeks we kept them in a large Rubbermaid box in our living room with a red heat lamp above them to keep them warm, pine shavings in the box, and little food and water dishes. They were very happy being held, sitting on our shoulders, pecking the carpet when we let them out, eating, sleeping, and peeping.
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