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Roastie... I mean, chick update!

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Posted by Alexandra Berendt over 10 years ago

Not much new, just some more photos and thoughts on chickens.

You know, I don’t actually remember just how old this little chick is now, but I have his hatching date written down somewhere and will find it eventually. He is definitely a couple of weeks old now and I’m reasonably sure he is a little cockerel. Too bad, I was really hoping for another hen but looks like we are raising a little Sunday roast instead.

 Barred Plymouth Rock chick

I am contemplating keeping a little diary of sorts and possibly getting a scale to I can record his weight gain. Not sure if I will actually be that motivated to keep records but having a little “Egg to Roast” post might be nice to keep things in perspective. That is, after-all, what happens to most cockerels around here and for humans to eat meat, something has to die.

At least I can be sure this little critter is having a good life before he hits our dinner plates and he gets to grow up with his Mummy and he eats whatever he likes (as long as he can find or catch it) and gets to be a real chicken. No wire floors and plenty of sunlight and room for him to run around in.

 Barred Plymouth Rocks

It doesn’t get much better than that if you are a chicken. Most of them get eaten by someone or something eventually and I prefer to know where my meat comes from :)

Barred Plymouth Rocks
ETA: He hatched on the 24th of June. So he is nearly exactly one month old now!

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