I got a call from the post office to go pick up this:
50 Cornish Roc X chicks, and one mystery chick - can you spot him (her?) -
Oh mystery chick with your curmudgeonly eye brows. How cute you are!
Name suggestions, anyone?
Any guesses as to breed?
Temporary housing - they have a heat lamp under the wooden piece. Once they are bigger and stronger, they'll move into a chicken tractor.
Pierce holds a Cornish Roc X. Don't get too attached now, these guys are meat birds.
The very next day, the Freedom Rangers arrived - 25 of them.
Freedom Rangers are a more natural meat bird, a la old school chickens that people used to eat before all the meat bird crosses were created. This is our first attempt at raising them.
We're actually going in threesies with the 75 chicks with some friends - so we'll each be keeping 25.
There isn't much cuter than baby chicks in my book!