Chapter Six, Weeks Five and Six
Sorry the blog didn't get published weekly but things got very busy.
During Week 5 the chickens continue to grow at a rapid pace. They graduate on to the larger trough size feeders and 4 large waterers. They have decreased the weeds in their pen significantly. They continue to graze on the weeds as the time passes and they grow hungry at night since they aren't fed more processed feeds at night. We have been supplementing their food supply at night with bread and milk, and fruits and scraps.
We get produce that has gotten overripe and can be used for livestock feed. Cantaloupe should make for some very sweet meat! We always try to keep them happy and entertained for their short life. There is no reason they can't live a sweet life too.
During the fifth and sixth week the chickens develop fast and it becomes quite clear the roosters and the hens and they are able to enjoy shade, and weeds and soil. The recent rains have not kept them from venturing out into their yard and becoming quite muddy as well even though they could stay inside if they wanted. They are just being Chickens.