Meat Chicken Update

Hey y’all!  Jumping on here to give you a quick meat bird update…

We are in the homestretch with our meat birds.  Here are a few stats on the girls (& guys):

  • Amount – 48 birds
  • Age – 8 weeks old to the day
  • Current Weight – 4.5 to 5.5 lb hens
  • NEW feed blend – organic, non gmo, soy free blend with peas & flax seeds (protein) added last night
  • Extra supplements – apple cider vinegar in water supply for added probiotics & disease prevention

Here we come processing day!  We plan to prep the birds for our freezer in the next 7-10 days.  That experience, I’m sure, will be an entire post all to itself.

I spy a curious calf, how about you?! 

On a side note – the cattle around here have really taken up with the meat birds.  So much, in fact, that I am constantly having to keep an eye out for any escapees.  The calves love rubbing against the chicken tractors & sometimes they nudge the door loose.  Never a dull moment on the homestead, y’all!!

Till next time…

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