Kari Gunnlaugsson wrote:Turkeys might be difficult. But the marketing would be so much easier.
I probably should have just said 'no electricity'...I don't think I can pull off a heat lamp. There are some low wattage ones out there I am looking into. From what I'm finding, it looks like some kind of masonry wood heater was used in the old days.
And then there is the stage where they aren't fully feathered and hardy for pasture, but too big for a brooder.
I think i have a few Narragansets lined up, will try to keep breeding stock of these. We have a hatchery that does Bronzes (not the real ridley bronze, but a nice bird)...For this year I might try to top up my numbers with those.
Of course our Thanksgiving is the second monday in October which doesn't help, and springs don't get real warm..
Kari Gunnlaugsson wrote:robably should have just said 'no electricity'...I don't think I can pull off a heat lamp.
Katy Whitby-last wrote:What you need is a hay box brooder, also known as cold brooding. There is a really good explanation here http://naturalchicken.blogspot.co.uk/2010/09/cold-brooding-chicks.html of how to construct one.
Cj Verde wrote:This is for day old chicks? Have you taken the temp in there? Could you post a pic?