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New Chicks

April 21, 2010

Hello,Dear reader, we added some new chicks while you were away. These little fellows are Cornish-cross-Rocks, which is a very popular chicken that is grown to produce meat. These hybrids are a cross between a male Cornish and a female White Rock or Plymouth Rock, and are referred to as *broilers*.

These birds are known for their broad breasts, large thighs, white plumage and yellow skin. They are voracious eaters, and grow rapidly.

Here are some at the feed trough. They must be kept under a heat lamp while they are young, because as you may have noticed they are not completely feathered yet.
In six to eight weeks these birds will reach 3 to 4 pounds and be ready for a trip to the processor.

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