Yesterday we moved the chickens out to pasture. They are a little over 3 weeks old. Here’s a chicken tractor full of new laying hens. These ladies will be with us for 2-3 years. They will be in the chicken tractors until fall and then they’ll join the laying hen flock.
They’ve got everything they need in here – fresh grass to live on (moved to fresh grass daily), food, water, and protection from predators.
This picture compares a laying hen chick (dark) with one of the cornish-cross broilers (white) at about three weeks of age. You’ll notice a big difference in size and agility!