Monday, August 2, 2010

Update on the chicken project

A quick picture of my nephew with one of the chickens~they are doing very well. Of the fifteen I started with, I've lost four. One passed the day we got them, two were killed by hens who attacked them in the coop, and one died of unknown causes.
 They are getting quite big, and in a week or two I believe they'll be ready for the freezer!!
 I actually am not having as easy a time with this as I had hoped, as the five that I hand raised are very tame and friendly, rushing to me when I open the coop. I keep repeating to myself  "they are food, not friends!" It's alot easier when they come pre-frozen from Sobeys! :s