Our second batch of itty bitty broiler babies has arrived!
This batch came from Sunnyside Hatchery in Beaver Dam, WI.
As usual, when I took the boxes into the barn where my kiddie pool brooders were already set up, I took each one out of the box one-by-one, dipped its beak in the food and water, and personally welcomed him/her to the farm.
It's amazing these tiny balls of fluff will be market size in just eight weeks.
Last year I took a photo every day for 56 days.
This batch seems especially vigorous, and I am hopeful they will thrive here.
Also as usual, I will enjoy every single minute they live on our little farm.
P.S. - this batch did indeed thrive - being one of the healthiest batches I have raised in the three years I've been doing it. We only lost one bird, a small, weak bird that I could tell from the first day would not likely make it. Every single other bird made it to market day.