hey all! i finaly found where i can buy baby chicks in my area! theres this place called farmer dave's farm market.they'll be selling weaned baby pigmy goats, baby bunnies and... BABY CHICKS! they are $3.00 each, and i am going to buy three: 1 female buff orpington, 1 female silkie, and 1 female barred plymoth rock.our local feed store is'nt going to sell chicks but they sell all the supplies. i am going to buy a red heat lamp, a feeder and a waterer, chick starter, grit, dink mix ,and some pine shavings or staw.what do you think? could some of you post some pics of your coops here so i can get some insparation? thanks!
(and i am going to build them a little practice roost. they are going to stay in a cardbord box but when they get a little bigger(3 weeks mabye) i will ask one of our neihbors if they have a kiddie pool and i will keep them in that until they go to the coop.also, is feurary a good time to get chicks?)
i'm SO exited!!!