Meat birds and replacement layers have been here for a couple of weeks. One night I was in a deep sleep, around 1:00 a.m. when something woke me up……..must have been my Guardian Angel. The dogs were barking and the thought came to me that the lights were out in the baby chicken house. I went to look out the bedroom window and sure enough, there was no light coming from that shed!
Out I ran in my jammies and coat because it was freezing and tried to figure out what was up. The chicks were not making a peep which scared me. Next I ran back to wake up Fred and we both went back out and found the problem had been a blown breaker in the shop. The air compressor had been left on! Anyhow, the poor chickies were so cold and we ended up losing 8 birds. Not too bad considering they would have all been dead had not I been prompted awake. Now that is pretty cool.
I ran in to Runnings in Canby and bought some replacements! I figure we were fairly lucky. These chickens are being fed all organic feed which we were able to get from our friends who farm totally organic for Organic Valley. Can’t wait to see how they turn out.