(Omemee, Ontario Canada)
We recently started raising chickens, and well we are so lucky to have had one of our fertilized eggs hatch. Our goal, of course, is to make sure that we can produce our own eggs and meat, without having to buy new animals all the time.
My question is, with this baby chick will it eat small amounts of grass and will the momma bird try to help feed it (like a wild bird in a nest would)? We give them a daily supply of grain from the store. However we have also been giving them all kinds of scraps and such.
So do I have to buy some kind of "chick starter" with these new chicks or can I leave them to their own devices?
Also with goats can you tell me which is the best kind to get for meat and milk?
Our household goes through a bag a day that means 4 liters here is Canada (cause I am not sure if you are in the states or Canada). We have three bags of milk in a 4 liter bag, and it costs roughly about 5.00 a day. So in a month, well you do the math! LOL ! :)
I have never tried goat meat, however I am more than happy to have them as we have some friends who will buy them and eat them!
Also, with potatoes and corn, now I have a full basement with cold cellar and I would like to know about storing potatoes and carrots and root vegetables? Someone told me to put them in dirt? I don't know. Got any suggestions?
Thanks! I will probably be picking at your brain for a few years to come.
Brigitte in Omemee Ontario Canada