There's something missing from this picture...chicks! Our 18 Red Rock Cross, Red Sussex Cross and Buff Orpington chicks were supposed to arrive today, but they didn't. The local distributor for the hatchery said they're swamped with orders - it seems lots of people are wanting a few chickens for their backyards. We have been assured they will arrive on April 14, so we'll just have to wait a little longer.
We borrowed this brooder box and the lamp from our always helpful neighbour Nick, and it fits very nicely in Bathroom #2, which you may remember has been gutted and re-drywalled. It seems there was a reason we put that renovation on hold - it was to allow its temporary incarnation as the chicken brooding room. Who knew.