Sunday, October 2, 2016

Week 41 - Moving Chickens

Well, the baby chicks that were born on August 31st have enough feathers on their little bodies that they can survive being in the environment now.  So yesterday, John and our neighbor, also named John, moved all 89 of them to their respective new homes, i.e. chicken tractors.  Here is how they moved them from the brooder in our barn to the tractors. 

Yep, a few at a time into a 'travel'cage and then into their new home. Needless-to-say, this took several trips.

And here are our 37 chicks in their new home.

John is in there trying to adjust the waterer behind him.  Those chicks were so tiny when they first came to live with us...each one fit perfectly into the palm of my they weigh about 2 pounds and are halfway to their full size.  Another 4 weeks and they will then be butchered and put in the freezer.

When I drove home from work earlier this week, I glanced at a small strip of 'meadow' behind our house...there was a flock of wild turkeys pecking their way across the is a small portion of those turkeys.

They worked their way along the meadow and disappeared into our grove of trees.  I've not seen them since.  But, then again, Friday started Turkey hunting season around here so they may be in hiding!  Turkeys are smart like that!

Have a wonderful week.  Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Your chooks are certainly growing fast!