If You Keep Livestock In Your Basement…..

then you might be a redneck.

But really, where else can we keep small vulnerable animals when it’s still so FREAKING COLD outside?

Awww. Aren’t they cuuuuuuute?

This is a barred hen variety, also known as the Plymouth hen. We have five of these chicks.

This is an Araucana chick, also known as the Easter Egg chicken because of the colored eggs they lay. We have ten of these.
And there’s the Rhode Island Red. Apparently they are good for harvesting and processing wheat. We have five of them.

Right now they spend their time eating, drinking, and sleeping under the heat lamp. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Eventually we’ll move them to an outdoor coop; they will spend their days on pasture and their evenings in the coop. Their primary purpose in life is pest control, though some fresh eggs will be appreciated. We’re not sure how well they’ll stand up to predators. We have electric fencing around the pastures, which is more for the purpose of keeping predators out than for keeping the goats in. However, ‘coons, possums, and other critters can still get through. We’ll just have to see.

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