Inside the brooder

The brooder is again loaded with some fine  young chicks. 

This is the first few minutes into the transition from trough water holder to nipples. The little guys got the hang really quickly, Additionally they have been very quick to settle to a normal temperature – they were in the 80F zone (as measured by remote thermometer) by choice within 2 days. There they slept nicely spread out and settled.   

The brooder house is 8ft x 8ft and set up to be easily divided into quarters, The birds start in 1 quarter, then the space is doubled and finally doubled again.