June 3, 2007 – Chickens Movin’ on Out

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!

one year ago…

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