My sister was weeding the garden when she came across two baby rabbits. We got to keep them for part of the day, and then let them go back into the garden. They are so tiny and cute!!!! They loved going under cloths to “burrow.”
Lsat night we decided to try to leave the chicks in a cage outside and lock them up at night, I told my mom that I didn’t think it was a good idea, but no she didn’t listen. When we woke up this morning we saw that the gate to the cage was open,( it wouldn’t lock so we just put a wooden board it front of the door to keep it closed) and the door to the hutch part was open, (we had locked it that night) shavings were on the ground, and no chicks. We tried to find them even if they were dead, no luck. We went back to the cage and noticed paw prints of a dog on the board that was keeping the door closed. So now we are trying to find the dog that did it, which will be hard knowing that almost everyone in our neighborhood has a dog.
We recently had a friend come over and give us ten, seven day old baby chicks! I was so excited! I will go step by step to explain what you need to get ready for chicks. You first need a Rubber Maid tub and wood shavings. Then, get some feeders and waterer and starter chick feed. Make sure your chicks have plenty of water and food. You can collect these items from your local farm store. (all except the Rubber Maid tub, you can get that at a grocery store.) You should clean the chicks cage at least once a week, taking out the old shavings and putting in new ones. You should also rinse out the waterer. The chicks can be gently handled, we put old towels on our laps so when they poop, which they will, a lot, you will stay clean. If there are little children around wanting to hold the chicks make sure you help them and watch them carefully, so they don’t hurt the chicks.
I will keep posting about the chicks and try to put up pictures of them growing! 🙂 Hope you enjoy it!