The first group of 100 Cornish-Rock meat chickens arrived! I thought it would be fun to share their growth with you.
I am fortunate to live about 25 miles from a local, small hatchery, allowing me to pick the chicks up within hours of their hatch. This helps to limit the stress of shipping the chicks in the mail. It does make for quite the noisy ride home! Non-stop loud peep, peep, peep!
Once we get them home, they are quickly put into our brooder barn area. Heat lamps are provided with the ideal temperature of 95 degrees. The boys and I take time to introduce the chicks to water and many of them take right to the dishes of grain to try out their scratching abilities!
The Cornish-Rock crosses grow amazingly fast! They require high protein and a balance of vitamins and minerals to keep up with their fast growth.
So don't blink! Hope you enjoy!
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.