|The broilers are enjoying some time in the yard.|
hot plate to keep the water at the right temperature.
After the birds were plucked and gutted they went into a cooler of ice water.
The remaining birds have a lot more room around the feeder now.
On Monday night I went out to check on the birds. I found one sitting 10 ft. away from their tractor. So I picked it up and put it inside. When I let them out Tuesday morning that bird didn't move. Then I noticed feathers everywhere. The other birds must have been picking on her.
Rather than see her suffer I decided to put her in the freezer. During the process I found something that I don't remember seeing before. It was a clear-ish jelly like sack. It looked like the beginning of an egg. I thought it took 20 weeks or so before a chicken will lay. Although I don't know for certain that it actually was an egg...