Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Chicks week 2

These chicks are growing so fast you can almost see them grow before your eyes.

I am glad I only bought 3. I was going to order 50. But I have learned allot from these 3 They are Cornish X Cross used for Meat Chickens. All the chicken we buy at the grocery store are this breed of chicken. They sit around and only move to get food and water If they are up for more than a few minutes they are breathing heavy when they sit back down.
Today they had there first dominant chest butt. As in I am first to eat you wait your turn. Breakfast seems to be king or Queen of the corner. Where they sit and watch me all the time. They like to be petted and talked to. There wing feathers are starting to open. There body's are so big the baby down is not fully covering there body. They look naked in some places. Especially there new large rump. It is bigger than there crop.

PhotobucketHave a wonderful day and remember to laugh and play.Photobucket

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. - George Bernard Shaw


Nola @ the Alamo said...

They are so cute, it's hard to think of them as "meat". Somehow I can handle thinking of them as laying hens, producing eggs, but not as dinner! I am too soft to be a rancher, I'd starve.

Denise said...

Very cute chicks.

Grammy said...

Hi Nola,
Thanks for stopping by. I too find it hard to raise chickens for food. That is why I am trying only 3 as we hope to have a farm in August. I have learned from these 3 birds. I will be a egg farmer. And raise only healthy happy birds for food. We will not grow Cornish cross.

peppylady said...

Meat chicken oh I love farm raise chicken although my hubby isn't all that fond a farm raised chicken I guess his parents had over a 100 of them.

Coffee is on.

Rita T. said...

Oh, I remember our chick days. I wasn't too fond of the Cornish Rock chickens because they grew so fast. I did love the smaller chickens, though. Glad you're enjoying your birds.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow--they are growing fast, Grammy... They're gonna outgrow their cages soon!!!! ha


Zaroga said...

Cute chicks, Grammy.

If you raise chickens for eggs start off small. Sometimes they make more eggs than you can eat or sell and the poop!

LOL... just say I been there done that and hated it. I just wasn't made to be a chicken farmer :-)

I always enjoy your blog, Grammy.

Carla said...

Nothing is sweeter than a fluffy baby chick bottom!

Wendy said...

Awwww, they're so cute! Yeah, they do look naked. LOL!