Apr. 13th, 2008

ponygirl72: (nathistoffear)
As threatened, an update on Day One of hubby's and my attempt to dissociate ourselves from the cruel factory farming of meat and eggs.

Clix for Chix Pix )

In a sign of what's wrong with western agriculture, we were forced to purchase chick starter rations (feed) containing antibiotics, because feed stores don't even *carry* un-medicated chick starter. It's just sort of assumed that *no one* could *possibly* raise chickens without antibiotics. The poor little buggers would just IMMEDIATELY drop dead of all sorts of diseases without them, don'tcha know?

For future batches, I will be looking into having a custom feed blend made. I was not prepared this time, and also not quite confident enough to strike out on my own to that degree. For this batch, we will try to combat the effects of the low dose antibiotics by supplementing with probiotics and allowing access to a natural habitat.

More to come in the next few days; now I must go check the little things and fine tune the temperature in the brooder.

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