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An Experiment in Chick Raising: Part 3, Growth

by @ 3:03 pm on May 28, 2014.

** Rather than do a new post, I’ll keep editing this one to tack on new photos. **

Not much to say with this one, just collecting together some of the meat chick photos. Some of these were in previous posts, but this gets them all in one place. So far I’m still really happy with these guys. They are definitely meaty, and I still have 24 of the 26 that arrived. I lost the one chick early, and later had problems with chicks escaping the coup. I thought I lost a couple more escapees, but I got a solid count this morning and repeatedly came up with 24. It will be a full butchering day this fall!

Friday, April 4: 2 days old

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Friday, April 11: 1 week, 2 days old

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Saturday, April 12; 1 week, 3 days old

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Friday, April 18; 2 weeks, 2 days old

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Wednesday, April 30; 4 weeks old

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Wednesday, May 7; 5 weeks old

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Monday, May 12; 5 weeks, 5 days

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Wednesday, May 14; 6 weeks old

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Saturday, May 17; 6 weeks, 3 days old

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Wednesday, May 21; 7 weeks old

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Saturday, May 24; 7 weeks, 3 days old

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Monday, May 26; 7 weeks, 5 days old

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Wednesday, May 28; 8 weeks old

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That’s current through today. All the pictures are just phone snap shots, and the chicks never hold still. But they give an idea of the progression of growth.

May 30, 2014; 8 weeks, 2 days old
This is Big Red. I’m planning to keep him as a flock rooster. He’s the biggest of the group, he’s bold but friendly, and he’s pretty.

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