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We raised them. We processed them. We…

Details from Jonathan: This was our attempt to make use of 10 of the 13, yes 13 roosters, in our flock of 19 chicks we raised this year. This will save feed for us and the dark meat was decent – the rest was too tough as roosters can tend to be even at 12 weeks old. We are going to try to see if we can get more weight on these next time and cull at 8-10 weeks. These were only 3 lbs dress weight vs the usual 6 lbs you’d get in the store. Good experience for sure!


Our very first home-hatched chickens emerged from their shells yesterday. Some pipping and chirping happened the night before. We got four baby chicks from five viable eggs. The chicks pictured below are all from an Ameracauna rooster and a Barred Rock hen.

“And God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind; and God saw that it was good.” -Genesis 1:21

Stinkin’ Cute

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Our first chick to hatch