Well the chicks are keeping me so busy I'm a day behind in my post.
Ok well it is probably not just the chicks!
I did take the picture on time - just didn't get the post up!
So here is our chicks at 2 weeks 1 day old.
This was a "big" week for the chicks. The cozy brooder hoops were removed and they now have the entire pen to roam around in. Its still very cold here so the chicks are still often huddled together under the heat lamps.
As you can see in just a couple of weeks the Cornish-Rock cross chickens grow and change very quickly. You will notice the feathers are coming in and they are loosing that cute fuzzy yellow chick color. And oh how their appetites have picked up! They are now eating between 25-30 pounds per day!
They also don't stand and pose well for the camera, so Farmer Jacob assisted me in this photo shoot.
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.