Last night at 10:30pm we went to the post office in town and picked up a batch of 27 fluffy chicks.
The time has come to replace the old flock; they're eating almost as many eggs as we are.
But the chicks weren't supposed to arrive until today, so I wasn't quite prepared for them. Our old heat lamp bulb blew out! How on earth to keep baby chicks warm all night??
Remember that little trick about raising bread? Well, it works great for an emergency brooder, as well.