8 week old chickies!

8 weeks ago our hatchery order arrived! 25 meat birds and one surprise black chick! you can see the insane difference in their size even though they are both only 8 weeks old. we call her Black Beauty and she has graduated from the brooder in the garage to the backyard chicken area. she’s free ranging with our other 4 mature hens – and while they are all still warming up to the idea of her, I think they will all get along swimmingly.

Black Beauty (8 weeks)
day 3.
Meat bird (8 weeks)
day 3.

we are harvesting the meat birds in a week.

oh, and look at that beautiful coop Grant is building 😭 i’m so proud of him.