Tuesday, May 18, 2010
What it is?
Our baby chicks are here. The chicken adventure continues!
We decided that every spring we will get another flock of chickens. The old chickens will be slaughtered in the fall when the new chickens are laying. It takes approximately 4 months for a pullet to mature enough to lay. In the fall we could possibly be pulling in 60 eggs a day. After the old chickens are culled we will have stewing chickens galore. And you may ask if there is a difference between a store bought chicken and a farm raised stewing chicken? The difference is the farm raised ones are fantastic in soup. Absolutely fantastic.
The peepers will be inside for a few weeks and then they move out to the other chicken shed.