The Broiler Biography | Week 7
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Happy Labor day everyone! Hopefully everyone is enjoying their day off…unless, of course, you’re a farmer and the show must go on! πŸ™‚ It’s overcast and rainy here, but it feels like an appropriate way to say farewell to summer. I’m ready for the the days to get cooler and the leaves to start changing! I love fall!!!

So, welcome to week 7 of the Broiler Biography! Can you believe these birds have almost made it to the end of their lives?! Remember when they were little chicks?!

Here’s what our birds look like today!…
We had an escapee…

Happy Monday!

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7 Responses to The Broiler Biography | Week 7

  1. Leilani says:

    Almost there…… I forget how much shorter they are than the heritage breeds we are working with.

  2. Jeannine says:

    having just come across your blog and gotten into chickens this year; My Rhode Island Reds seem to be a bit slower growing…. what breed are your broilers? we live in the northern interior of British Columbia, Canada so putting our 6 week old chicks out on pasture isnt feasable, as far as I know… going by books and local farmers here.
    My husband and I are inspired by Polyface and are endeavoring to raise happy healthy pasture fed animals that will help us to be happy and healthy too! πŸ™‚

    • Jill, I’ve really enjoyed the photo journey with these birds. Mine are a couple of weeks behind yours, but I get so wrapped up in their daily care, that I don’t really notice the changes till you give me my weekly jolt of surprise :). I guess this guy is due for processing pretty soon.

    • Leilani says:

      Jeannine,

      The heritage breeds are going to have a slower growth rate than the cornish cross’ that were engineered to grow so fast that they cant sustain life much after they reach slaughter size.

  3. john says:

    I thought I remember seeing a video on how to de-bone a chicken on this blog. Now, I can’t find the video. Can you post the link? – thanks

  4. valini says:

    dem soooooooooooooo cute when dem small…………………awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  5. I THINK MY GRAND BABY IS RIGHT AND I AM GOING TO HAVE TO FIND SOME ONE TO TRADE CHICKEN WITH WHEN IT COMES TIME TO PROCESS THEM. I AM ALREADY THINKING OF NAMES FOR THE CHICKENS I AM GOING TO GET AND WE HAVE A FIRM RULE IF YOU NAME IT YOU CAN NOT EAT IT LOL. WE TRADE BUNNIES WITH A FRIEND WHEN IT COMES TO SOME TO EAT BECAUSE I JUST CAN NOT HELP MYSELF FROM NAMING THEM. THEIR PERSONALITIES ALWAYS MAKE YOU THINK OF SOMETHING TO CALL THEM I HAD NEVER REALIZED WHAT LITTLE IMPS BUNNIES CAN BE SOME OF MINE ARE TOTAL COMEDIANS LOL