So I actually intended on posting an update about the chicks today, but the pigs got to the blog first.
The chicks are doing really well -- I still get amazed how fast they grow! Here is a photo I took today of one of our future layers -- just over three weeks old.
One of the things I like about our flock is that we have so many breeds... watching them all run around with their different coloring is really fun. Most commercial birds have had their ability to grow full coverage of feathers bred out of them -- I guess some people think that feathers are a waste of protein. I think chickens without feathers are abnormal, I much prefer our chicks!
We should have these chicks out on pasture in the next couple of weeks!