Originally Posted by chicken pickin
I dont have much land at all, 1.75 acres total. My house is positioned odd and its tucked up in the back corner of my lot leaving maybe 50 ft of yard on the left side of my house and about 50 feet backwards for the backyard. The rest of the yard is in the front of my house which is grass and the newly (roughtly 1/2 acre) dirt lot to the right side of my house we just recently cut down trees. That is where all the other chickens and turkeys are placed and we are working on the grading and grassing soon. We still have the other roughly 1/2-3/4 acre wooded. Sorry that was long and probably more than you wanted lol. So they are just going to be moved around my front yard daily. The grass looks kinda gross, not like I was imagining when I was thinking this plan thru, Its caked with poop and looks like its thinking about dieing lol. But its only for 4-5 more weeks so I expect it to survive. They were hatched on july 16th. So that puts them at 3 weeks and 2days. I feed them blue seal broiler crumbles. For the 1st 3 weeks it was 24hr feed. Now it is 12hrs on 12hrs off. They also get broiler booster in their water everyday bought online from Murray Mcmurray hatchery. Im glad they look big but I hope not too big. Im nervous about their legs. How are yours doing. Do you have any updated pics?
Wow the 16th? Idk maybe its the camera. You know they say they camera does put pounds on you lol. But Idk. Yours look bigger. I'm not giving them any broilerbbooster in the water just the ACV. Whats the protein percentage of the feed, do you know?
I think (but im not sure) having a coop or pen with a attached small/medium sized run does a lot better for people in our situation who don't have acres AMD acres of green grass to pasture the birds on. It's crazy how fast chickens will tear up grass. And if we don't have that much they can run through it fast.
Ive noticed inside their pen, I have shavings down and I stir it up everyday (like deep litter method) and by the next day they will have laid down almost a carpet of poop where there was fresh like the previous day SMH. STRAIGHT POOP MACHINES!!!
And I think, "I wonder how that would look if they were in here everyday??" Especially if you I can't move them everyday.
But hopefully they don't burn the grass. I try to rake out the run like once a week just so there's no buildup ontop of the soil.
Are you doing another batch after this? Or does it get to rainy and cold where you are in a few months right?