Chicken Not-So-Little

The broiler chickens are growing fast. At this point they’re eating 42 pounds of feed a day, plus grass and bugs they find in the pasture. They’ll be seven weeks old tomorrow. Many people butcher at seven weeks, but we keep ours nine weeks for a nice big bird that you can get three meals out of. I think tomorrow I’ll take a scale to the pasture and weigh a few.

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5 Responses to Chicken Not-So-Little

  1. shannon says:

    I’m always amazed at how fast broilers gorw compared to laying pullets – wow!

  2. traci says:

    Look at them go!! Awesome photo!I’m trying to let everyone that leaves notes on my blog know that I had to password protect it…but here’s the “key”username: monkeypassword: wagon

  3. Susie says:

    Beautiful birds!

  4. mel says:

    they got big so fast!

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