Happy Friday everyone, I’m popping in today to show you how big our meat chickens are getting. By the end of the month they’ll be ready for market. They’re sure not a pretty chicken and they’re very lazy. Most of the time you can find them with their head in the feeder.
They all gather around the 3 feeder, I think they have a system and everyone has their spot, claimed seldom leaving it. They seem to graze all day, they don’t even move to poop, which makes them fast growing when you get no exercise . We also have 30 laying chicks now too, they’re still at the fuzzy cute stage. Right now they’re kept in a separate portion of the coop.
The meat chickens like to pick on them and keep them running. I had no idea how much meat chickens could eat….45 chickens are eating 100 pounds of food every 5 days. I like the fact that I know what the chickens are being fed, all organic, but they may end up be pricy chickens when it’s all said and done. But I guess it’s worth it to know we’re not eating a bunch of chickens loaded with antibiotic, GMO, or other terrible things.