Hey I know chicks are dusty but MAN is this batch dusty. Feather dander and pine shavings have combined to form a coating of big time dust everywhere in the vicinity of the brooder, which is situated in a basement side room. Luckily, there isn't much in that room except gardening stuff and tools, but we moved tools with moving parts away from this area before they became engulfed in this dust storm!
Be forewarned, this is a good reason to keep chicks in your basement or outside and not brood them in your house. This severe dust coating makes me want to try out a different bedding material with the next batch and see if that makes any difference.
|Big Time Dust|
|Clean that dust off the heat lamp for crying out loud (I did!)|
|Awkward Owl-Lookin' Teenage Chick|
|Yep, it's a rake. Note to self, at 3 weeks, they really love to roost. At 4 weeks, they love it even more!|
|Delaware in the front, Silver Laced Wyandotte in the back|
|The guys and gals|
|Chicks just Chillin'|
|Whoever can be highest in the brooder wins. Top of the waterer is a fave spot (hence the little poop accumulation)|