The Life of a Meat Chicken, Week 2

The meat chickens are now one week old. Most noticeable in their first week of life is the appearance of the white feathers that will replace their fluffy down. This usually starts on their wings. Our chicks are still in the brooder but don’t require the heat lamp as much, especially with September temps still in the 80s/90s. They are starting to outgrow their space, evidenced by their ability to “fly” out. In a few days Andy will move them onto the floor of the chicken house, and at about 2.5-3 weeks they will be moved outside to pasture.

Two weeks old!
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2 thoughts on “The Life of a Meat Chicken, Week 2

  1. Jennie September 7, 2012 / 3:05 pm

    It’s always amazing to me how fast a big meat chickens get!

  2. sharleen September 7, 2012 / 7:49 pm

    Ahhh… they’re still pretty cute yet.

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