getting ready for the chickens

---, My Chickens

My 3 chickens ship tomorrow! They should arrive here on Wednesday. I’ll have to go down to the post office and pick them up.

Today I read that chicken food should be inside the coop to keep it dry. I’m working on getting a hook inside to hang the feeder.

Also read I’ll need a light to extend daylight time, and a heat lamp. Someone recommended a ceramic heater instead of a heat lamp. Seems like its going to get cold next week, so I’ll get these installed soon. I’m going by the Essex Coop (Topsfield MA) tomorrow and will see what they recommend.

For food I have a big bag of pellets ready. I’m planning to pick up some wheat and corn to go with it. I have a lot of kale in my garden and am hoping the chickens will help me eat this.

Give me advice!!

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