I am planning this out a little bit more than my initial chick acquisition. With the day old chicks, I have to have everything in order and ready to go before they arrive.
For the first eight weeks, the chicks will live in my garage. Their home will be a hard plastic, children's swimming pool (I purchased one for $14.85 plus tax). I also got some feeders and waterers, as well as a stand for the brooder light.
I am in the process of setting up everything, and I have placed my chick order. I purchased five Barred Rocks and five Rhode Island Reds.
In regards to egg production, my Barred Rock has laid five eggs in the past seven days. I am still waiting on the Americana to start laying, but I am extremely happy to finally have fresh eggs.