Urban Basics

Getting back to basics in an urban setting

Baby Chicks!

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photo1We got 5 new baby chicks today! This is my first time with baby chickens. When we got our first set of hens, the youngest one was 5 weeks old and didnt need a heat lamp. These little guys are only a few days old so they are under a heat lamp in a make shift brooder in my garage. I need to make a bigger area for them as they grow. I hope they can go outside at about 4 or 5 weeks but it depends on how cold it is outside.

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Author: stephdt3

My 3 children and I live on 14 acres in Savannah Ga. I have worked hard at turning the property into a thriving, self sufficient homestead. It has been a learning experience and a lot of hard work but its so worth it. I don't understand how our country became so consumer driven. We have lost so much of our production way of life. It is my goal to get back to basics any way that I can. My three children used be so hooked on TV, video games, computers, iphones and ipads. And while they still like those things, they now spend just as much time outside as they do inside. I hope by learning to raise chickens and rabbits, growing gardens, raising goats and riding horses and spending more time outdoors in general, my children will learn to love and appreciate a simpler way of life. I knew nothing about homesteading when I started this journey but I have learned so much and love every minute of it.

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