I ran in to the feed store about 20 minutes before closing to get 2 bags of Flockraiser and when I went to check out the guy said, "do you want your 12 free birds?" Okay, I had noticed that they had about 200 new birds. There were a bunch of cornish/rocks and there were some australops and barred rocks. The CRs I am raising right now are just 2 days shy of being 4 weeks old and are already pretty big.
I caved and brought the 12 birds home.I figured that if I didn't want to deal with meat birds beyond what I had alotted to the project, I would make "cornish game hens" out of them. Mom is quite taken with the babies and Dad is hoping that she is loosening up and will let him get some laying chickens soon.
I caved and brought the 12 birds home.