They made it. I haven't counted lately, but I'm pretty sure I still have all 15 of my birds. They made it to 8 weeks. According to the hatchery I got them from they should be 5.5-6 lbs.
I'm probably going to feel a little bad about putting these guys in the freezer. They don't even run from me. When I go out to check on them they swarm around my feet. They know that I provide the food.
They still spend a lot of time eating. They finished off another 50 lb. bag of soy free feed this past week. I have one more 50 lb. bag. Hopefully it'll be enough.
I have to fill this gallon waterer at least once a day. The quart waterer gets filled more frequently than that. And... They've also figured out how to use the poultry nipple waterer. They drink a lot of water.
I don't know how long it's going to take me to process these birds. I averaged an hour per bird last year. I'm hoping that it doesn't take that long this time.