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…