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my first broiler babies are unfortunately cute.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chooniecat, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. chooniecat

    chooniecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have 11 9 day old broiler chix from meyer and they are doing great(first time doing meat bb's) and took one out today to put it in grass(very warm here) and it turned to me and tried to hop on my foot. my son asked why I had to make it look cute when we have to process in 7 weeks. hey-they're babies-of course they're cute. not my fault but I certainly understand his feelings. they have to be moved in morning to permanent pen(will be set loose in few weeks to free range during evenings) because they are soooo dirty and growing like little coosh balls(spelling?) they will still have lamp on them and my dog ruby at night in chick shed to tell me if anythings amiss. will have to rethink my broiler pen if they really do get that large. will try to figure out pix on here again soon. so proud.
     
  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    They'll get homly soon.[​IMG]
     
  3. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They get huge. Don't keep any unless you want a chicken the size of the largest Butterball turkey !! here's a 1 1/2 year old broiler Big Moe




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  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Quote:Yep, you can say that again. Imagine that akward teen stage layer... just instead of 8 ounces, 8 lbs.
     
  5. chooniecat

    chooniecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have already convinced myself that ,for curiosity sake, I may keep one. hopefully a female so I won't have to protect my legs if I go out. I know-NOT all roosters are permanently mean but the cockadoodleing has become issue also. anyhoo-big moe is gorgeous(I think that about all chickens, I swear)and can NOT make a habit of keeping pet chickens(well-the layers are pets to the point we talk to them and name them and hold them and pet them-my gosh)putting 10 day old broilers into big pen today. they're all bright and chubby this morning and the weather is beatiful.[​IMG]:weee
     

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