Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Backyard Broilers -- Week 10 (and a photo history)

I got rid of the last of my male broilers last weekend.  He was staying in the new tractor with two females.  It didn't make sense to keep just two of them in there, so I kicked them out and they quickly made friends with the 4 females that were residing in the other tractor.  (The ducks needed a place to stay a night, so they are using the new tractor now.)

Last week I started letting the broilers our in the evening.  Over the weekend I started letting them out in the morning.  They go back in the tractor on their own at night.  The layers have accepted that they are there.  I haven't seen any fights or anything.  The only issue I have is that the layers keep going into the tractor to eat the broilers' food!  I don't know why.  The layers have plenty of food of their own.

I'm only moving the tractor once a day now.  That's made taking care of them so much easier.  I don't have any other news to report about them.  So I thought I'd post pictures to show how much they've grown and changed.
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2 weeks
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6 weeks
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8 weeks
9 weeks
10 weeks