Friday, May 7, 2010

New Chicks!

Today, we picked up our chicks at the post office and at Southern States. We ordered 50 Freedom Ranger Broilers, from J. M. Hatchery. They are meat bird from the Label Rouge program. It is highly adapted for pasture, free range raising. It is a slower growing bird than the Cornish Cross and is supposed to produce a firmer, tastier meat. This is our first year of growing them, so we'll let you know what we think.

Liam was excited about getting our Freedom Rangers at the post office.

We also picked up a Pekin duck and 4 Broad Breasted White turkeys at Southern States. We have been going to chick day there for 3 years now. It is a tradition with our family and Liam really enjoys seeing all of the chicks.

Jorene and Liam in front of the store.

Liam really likes seeing all of the chicks.

What's this Daddy?

Hope, on guard at the brooder house.

1 comment:

  1. How wonderful!
    It is amazing how much bigger Liam is since we saw you guys at New Years. :) Time does fly.
    Enjoy your new animals and I am eager to hear what you think of the Freedom Ranger Broilers.
    Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day, Jorene! :)