[/IMG] That should say Pioneer, not pilgrim I've raised a lot of layers but this is my first attempt at raising chicken for the freezer. I started this thread to document my experience with this variety of chicken. I can't find a lot of info on them. All I can tell so far is they are very active and seem to grow fast. The first pic is the 40 chicks at one day old and the 2nd is one of the chicks today at 6 days old. I'm going to get a average weight tommorow and keep weighing weekly. I weighed a chick picked at random when they were a day old and it was 37 grams. They seem huge to me compared to the chicks I have had in the past.