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Baby Chicks

March 22, 2020

Take a look! It's spring on the farm, which means we are gearing up for another grazing season. While the pasture and grass is outside growing and getting ready to graze, we've got our first batch of baby broiler chickens inside the brooder, gearing up for the weeks ahead.

Watch the video to learn more about how we raise our exceptional tasting, high quality pastured chickens.


Baby Chicks - Take a look inside our brooder

Video Transcript

[Standing in brooder]

(Anastasia) It’s Anastasia from Riemer’s here, and it’s spring, which means we have lots of babies on the farm. We have baby lambs and baby chicks.

So I’m inside of our brooder right now, and I wanted to give you a quick little tour to see what’s going on here. So a brooder is this space where we start the little chicks off. We get them when they’re a day old, and they’re really small. They are definitely not big enough to go out on pasture, and there is no pasture right now. So to keep them safe from predators we keep them in here. So these boxes you can see there’s glowing light in there - those are heat lamps to keep them nice and warm. The boxes also trap the heat - that’s why there’s wood shavings on top of them, to insulate underneath. It looks like there’s not a lot of chicks in here, but if you peek under the box you’ll see them all. They're cuddling for warmth. It’s a bit of a cool March day out, but this is where they are staying warm. They’ve got their food and water, and they’ll stay in here for another couple of weeks before there’s pasture ready for them, and until they’re big enough. So there you have it! Let us know if you have any questions. Thanks for checking in!

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