There has been a lot going on here at the farm this past week . . . but first, it’s meat chicken time! We received 200 chicks in this week which will be ready for purchase as roasters or parts in May.
The chicks need the temperature to be almost 100 degrees for the first week or more as they eat and drink. They have constant access to food for the first three weeks of life. After they are three weeks old they have access to food for 12 hours and then off for 12 hours. This controls how big they get.