The Broiler Biography | Week 1
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A few weeks ago I had an ephipany while cooking dinner…I pulled the baked chicken out of the oven and thought, “I fed this chicken as a baby chick, I watched it grow in pasture, I had a part in butchering it, and now I’m cooking it to serve for dinner! It’s come full circle!”

This might seem commonplace for anyone that’s farmed for their whole life, but for someone like me that has only been doing this for a short time, it was an amazing realization. It’s comforting to know where my food was raised, what it ate, and  how it was cared for!

Since the majority of our culture is disconnected from where food actually comes from and how it’s raised, I thought I would provide a little insight…For the next couple of months I will follow the life of a broiler chicken raised on pasture and I’ll call it “The Broiler Biography”

We got a new batch of baby chicks a few days ago, so here’s week 1…

The chicks will stay in a brooder for a few weeks until they’re big enough to live on pasture.I won’t be able to do this in a few weeks…Happy Monday!

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7 Responses to The Broiler Biography | Week 1

  1. They are always so cute at this stage…the biography week by week is a great idea to give people an idea of how these birds develop. Looking forward to it.

  2. Leilani says:

    Great idea! I love watching the changes in our birds especially since we raise different breeds for meat. They mature at different rates and their body confirmation is different bird to bird. Some are taller and more angular and some are more compact.

  3. Marilyn Wilkie says:

    We saw the chicks when we visited Thursday morning. They have a very nice home. Very clean and full of light and lots of room. One of the larger ones jumped up on the window sill to say hello. I took his (her) picture. At this stage they are much cuter than later. LOL

  4. Tracey says:

    This is like a homeschoolers dream! We have three little kids ages 1 to 6 and they love coming with me to pick up our Polyface meat. I know we will enjoy broiler biography–how fun!

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  7. I AM SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS BECAUSE I AM THINKING ABOUT GETTING A COUPLE OF CHICKEN. SO THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME. CAN ANYONE SUGGEST THE BEST BREED FOR LAYING EGGS AND ALSO FRYER BIRDS? THANKS IN ADVANCE