Thursday, September 15, 2016

A Time for McMutants

We haven't raised any McMutants this year, but "fall chick days" are here and one store had 54 that were sitting around for 3 weeks so I bought them all for $1/bird.  I couldn't resist.  It will be interesting to see how this turns out.  We intended to use the top floor of the new coop as a storage area and brood box, but we are behind so we are using Fort Aqaba instead.

We lost 2 due to relocation stress, but overall they seem to be adapting pretty well.  When you consider they were overcrowded in stock tanks for 3 weeks, and they ventured outside on their first day, that's impressive.  There is a bit of a drop from the door to the ground, which is why there is a mound of dirt there.  This was all last minute so we are improvising.

1 comment:

RYu said...

Interesting stuff. So many chicks die of relocation stress and are hesitant to leave the coop after transport. They seem to have good genetics. You might breed them.