Chickens

Tetra Brown Pullets from TSC purchased March 09, 2018
http://www.tetraamericana.com/products/tetra-brown/
Pullet is a young hen; specifically : a hen of the domestic chicken less than a year old.
Asia Black straight run from TSC purchased April 10, 2018
https://www.purelypoultry.com/asian-black-chickens-p-1288.html
Straight runchicks are chicks that are not sexed before they’re sold.
Fed only organic Non-Medicated Starter Crumble.
Also fed only organic Non-Medicated Starter Crumble. Out of four straight run chicks we wound up with two hens and two roosters. These hens began laying at four months old.
They became great layers. They started laying at three months old.
The roosters did grow up handsome, and big!
This guy grew to almost two feet tall before heading to freezer camp.
The Asia Blacks are multipurpose birds, so whether you’re looking for eggs or dinner, they seem to be a good choice.
This is the average egg of the tetra browns. The Asia Black’s eggs are a bit smaller, but since they are multipurpose birds, it seems they would use the nutrition for making breakfast, and dinner.
Once off starter crumbles, our birds are switched to an organic chicken feed. They have never been medicated and have never been anything but healthy. I try to add a bit of diatomaceous earth, food grade every so often as a precautionary measure to their coop to keep their coop parasite free.

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No broody hens during their first year so we decided to hatch out a few.
Since we only have Asia Black roosters, we know all of the yellow ones are mixed. We’re calling the black ones mixed as well since we cannot know for certain which hen laid which egg.
We wound up with more roos than we wanted and we’re not interested in processing them. (Time. We just don’t have the time right now.)
This was them at four months old. They are now (November 2019) over 18in tall, growing and for sale.