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Baby Chicks and Rabbits Have Made Their Way to our Homestead

I have been incredibly busy lately with all of our new additions. 

2 weekends ago we bought 30 chicks and 3 New Zealand White Rabbits. The chicks are about 4 weeks old right now. The breeds include Rhode Island Reds, Red Cross, and Brown Leghorns.

Chicks on our Homestead at Living Simple with the Jane Girls
Our chicks when we first brought them home. They were learning quickly where everything was.
Chicks on our Homestead at Living Simple with the Jane Girls
The chickens now at 4 weeks old. They are healthy, happy and growing strong.

We got 2 does and 1 buck of the New Zealand White Rabbits. 

Rabbits on our Homestead at Living Simple with the Jane Girls
The rabbits were exploring their new home and loving the hay.
Rabbits on our Homestead at Living Simple with the Jane Girls
The rabbits were enjoying the hay and exploring their nee home.

Then this past weekend we bought another 40 chicks that were about a week old, and 2 more bunnies. 

The chicks that we got this time were Amberlinks and Brahmas. 

Chicks on our Homestead at Living Simple with the Jane Girls
The chicks when we first brought them home, they were exploring their new home.

We got another buck and another for New Zealand White bunnies. 

Rabbits on our Homestead at Living Simple with the Jane Girls
The bunnies were really enjoying getting to know each other and spending time outside.
Rabbits on our Homestead at Living Simple with the Jane Girls
The rabbits enjoy being outside in the grass even when there is snow

Our homestead is multiplying. We have lots of building projects coming up! We are going to have at least another 2 coops and more rabbit pens. We built our first rabbit pen with mostly pallets and leftover materials. The fence was from a trade from years ago that Zach did. We are doing everything for as little as we can to reduce our initial costs.

We have big goals and will be working hard at expanding. Stay tuned for even more by following our blog!
Total Chicken Count is 80. 

Total Rabbit Count is 5.

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