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A Day in the Life of A DCR Chicken

Before we even meet our tiny chicks, we must prepare a space for them called the brooder room. We lay down wood shavings, set out clean feeders and waterers, and make sure we’re stocked up on sugar (which gives them an extra kick the first few days) and vitamin supplements. We use heat lamps to warm up the room to a welcoming 90 degrees. Once we get the chicks, at just a couple days old, we help them acclimate to their environment. Pretty quickly these lil’ guys (and gals) are zipping around, chirping, and having a grand ol’ time. To me, they look just like you’d imagine the Easter Peeps to look!