Farmer Luke assisted in this photo take! Convincing 4 week old chicks to pose isn't easy!
Well hello! See I knew keeping up with this diary would be a challenge! Taking the pictures is easy but writting the blog - well that requires sitting! So I'll combine the past couple of weeks so you can continue to see how fast these Cornish-Rock Chickens grow!
The picture above is the chicks at 4 weeks old a weighing in at a good 3 lbs or so. Below is the chicks making their move outside last week in the beautiful 70 degree weather onto green grasses.
You can almost hear them singing the theme song to
"The Jeffersons" - "Movin' on ....out!"
as we packed up and headed to the pasture!
My goal is to have meat chicks out to pasture by 4 weeks. The first group of the growing season is usually the lastest to make the move due to wet fields, fridged temperatures or yes even snow!
While this group was a week late getting outside the weather they have had as been great!
Carrie grew up on a small dairy farm in downstate New York. After attending Morrisville State College and Cornell University, she continued her passion for agriculture in careers as a herd manager on a large dairy and working for Cornell Cooperative Extension. A handful of years living in North Carolina and working for NC State exposed Carrie to southern agriculture and beach life! A leap of faith has brought the family back to rural upstate New York, where Carrie now "practices what she preached" in small, sustainable agriculture production, along with now raising two small boys in a farm family tradition.