30 April 2011

Poulet Rouge Chick-lets!

Did you know you can mail chickens? Sound strange? May be, but it's true.

Chicks are shipped in cardboard boxes and usually arrive at the Post Office at 6 AM—hungry, thirsty and ready for warmth.

Each chick is given a drink of water and is put under a heat light.  The temperature must be 95 degrees for the first week. Every week thereafter we drop the temperature 5 degrees. By the time we reach outside temperatures they will have their feathers and self regulate.

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