Quick Transitions by Hunter Kemper

Sydney, Athens, Beijing, London, and Rio are 6 weeks old now and they are no longer looking like baby chicks, but much more like little chickens.  It has been amazing to see how fast our girls have grown.   The chick’s first home was a brooder in our basement. ...

Shipping Chicks in Colder Temperatures

Around the January to February time frame we get several questions asking whether it is a good idea to ship chicks during the colder months.  This is a valid concern as we ship chicks to all parts of the United States and beyond.  Temperatures certainly fluctuate from...

Packing Eggs for Safe Shipping

For most of us, getting eggs home from the market or getting them from the coop to the kitchen can be a daunting task.  The delicate nature of the eggs and the promise that some of us seek from them offers a value beyond the “cost” of the egg itself.  At...

How Warm Should I Keep my Baby Chicks?

When baby chicks hatch, they need additional warmth. Their body heat alone is not enough to keep them warm. Without additional heat, they can become chilled and stressed, and if it goes too long, they can become ill or die. When a broody hen hatches her eggs, the hen...