Finally remembered to take my camera outside with me in the morning to get a few pictures of the turkeys and meaties.
Romeo was standing tall this morning so I snapped one of him as well (and you can see the turkeys in the background). He was not happy when the turkeys moved in 'next door' but I planned on eventually having the turkeys and chickens all in one, larger run. Should I wait until the turkeys are as big as my roo before I let them in there? I don't want him picking on the young turkeys.
Gobble gobble... these guys are about 7 weeks old now (got them from Hacker Hollow... chicadoodle (I think) on BYC)
Chicken tractor for the meaties.. still needs a lot of finishing, but it worked well enough to get them out of my basement/garage before my daughter's birthday party last weekend. They are doing SO much better since I got them outside.
I throw scratch grains and they all act like chickens, even the Cornish Roasters
Is it normal for one breast to be significantly larger than the other? I feel like in all of the chicks we lost they were way out of proportion and then they stopped walking and just sort of faded.
I kind of hate these Cornish Roasters although they've been better since I got them outside. They produce so much heat it feels weird to touch them, especially when they are half naked.
The size difference is incredible! Cornish Roaster with a Delaware, both are 5.5 weeks old
Cornish Roaster with a Dark Cornish - also 5.5 weeks old