Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Life of a Broiler – Week 2

The chicks are two weeks old now.  Their fluff is quickly being replaced by feathers and will soon be ready to go out on pasture.  We are gradually weaning them from the heat lamps so that their systems won’t be shocked once they are in the mobile pens.

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The Life of a Broiler – Week 1

Our broilers are now one week old. Other than loosing six chicks to shipping stress, things are going well. Broilers grow quickly compared to other breeds of chickens. In the picture below you can see that they are starting to loose their fluff and their wing feathers are coming in. They have already gone through one 50lb. bag of feed. Around eight weeks of age they will be consuming 50lbs. per day.

One week old Cornish Cross Broiler chick. Wing feathers are starting to come in.

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