Simon has posted a picture of his new chicks. See the little yellow ones? Those are my new Buff Orpingtons. I picked them up last night. I've been raising chickens almost longer than Simon's been alive. But he has this nice brooder box. Mine still live in a cardboard box 'til they're big enough to withstand outdoor temperatures. He's got that nice little feeder. Mine still get an old bowl. I have a real drinker, though. There's really no substitute for that if you want to keep the bedding reasonably dry. Mine is a hand-me-down from Bill's lab thirty years ago. I actually asked for a chicken feed hopper for my birthday this year. Sigh.
[Link corrected 3-21-08]