Boy do we have peeps!
And I don’t mean the marshmallow kind!
These feisty little Buff Orpington’s and Red Island Reds should keep things lively for awhile! They’ll grow slowly all summer and will start laying later in the fall.
Hardy little critters and fun to watch!
In just 8 short weeks and lots of feed this little guys will be butchered and in my freezer. I’m afraid nobody falls in love with the broiler chicks. They really don’t do anything cute – like chase each other around or look for bugs. They just eat. And eat. And eat.
All the chicks have a few more days inside under the lights to stay warm – but then they’ll be outside in the sunshine and on the green grass.
Somehow it just seems more like spring to have baby chicks in the barnyard!