Sweet baby chicks! We ordered 26 baby chicks several months ago. All different "breeds"? Anyway, the majority of them will be laying chickens for eggs, but Billy wanted to get a few roasters for....roasting. See the sweet little yellow ones? Tomorrow is gonna be a rough day for them.
Come on in and check it out. Watch your step. ;)
These are the roosting rods w/ an area underneath to catch droppings.
You can also see the hanging feeders.
On the other side is the nesting boxes. He has them blocked for now w/ the heat lamps b/c they aren't ready to lay yet.
This is the chickens first introduction to the coop.
The kids love them. They aren't the least bit afraid of them!
Here's the whole "gaggle?"
The white ones are the roasters. See how big they are? They are the same age as those littlest ones! This picture was taken awhile ago. Now. They. Are. HUGE! It's disturbing really! They are bread to grow quickly...and tomorrow is the day they will go to chicken heaven. If we let them live much longer they won't be able to walk.....no, seriously!
Not sure if I'll take any pictures of their big day, but I'll post about how it goes. I will not be assisting my dear husband for this!!! Just in case you were wondering! :)
So, farewell chickens. Hope you're yummy! ;)