New Chickens

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Chickens Round 2!!  I finally submitted the order for our new chickens.  The week of May 6th, we should be receiving

10- Cornish Rock Broilers

5- Buff Orpingtons

5- Gold Laced Wyandottes

5- Silver Laced Wyandottes

We are planning to build a chicken tractor for the Broilers and based on what I’ve read we should be able to butcher them around 8 weeks.  It will certainly be an adventure.  Stay tuned!

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4 thoughts on “New Chickens

  1. Wow, 8 weeks! That’s fast! Yay!! We’re skipping the chicken tractor this year. Probably for the next round we’ll make one. I’m excited to try the meat.

    • I should probably update the post… We’re getting slow grow meat birds now instead because the fast growing ones ship from a different location. If we kept our original order we would have had to order 25 meat and 25 layers so they would each stay warm enough during transport! The birds we are getting now will take about 14 days longer according to the lady at Welp’s, but I’ve been reading online and people actually keep them well into egg laying age and then hatch new ones. We’ll see how it goes, but we might give that a shot.

  2. Woohoo! Found you from DITL – I want to get some chickens (broilers) so bad and haven’t figured out exactly how to contain them. We have an old shed (not comfortable keeping them in there b/c of unknown contaminants that are probably in the dirt) so I’ve been scouring the web looking for a cheap idea to keep them safe. Looking forward to following & learning more about how you raise chickens. P.S. While I would love to get some layers, I don’t want to deal with them during our ridiculous MN winters & our lack of housing for them. If we had a barn though, TOTALLY!

    • I’m so glad you found your way here! What if you put down a makeshift plywood floor in your shed? Or, could you move the shed? (I know that’s usually a crazy ordeal, lol. We wanted to move our chicken coop but I’m completely convinced that it will just collapse if we try to move it. It’s pretty rotted in some spots! Good thing chickens don’t ask for much ;))

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