Monday, August 29, 2011

They're Here!

They have finally arrived!  They came on Friday morning early.  The phone rang and we knew it was time!!

 Here they are!  Twenty-six of the cutest, fluffiest little chicks you have ever seen!

 Freedom Ranger is their breed and they are meat chickens.  This is the first time we have gotten chickens solely for the purpose of meat. 

They are so adorable right now that it is hard to think of butchering them but we must, in about 10 weeks!  So no getting attached to them and naming them like pets.....unless the names are Crispy, Original, Nugget, Baked and Fried! 

We got them from some Mennonites in PA who raise these as their business.  The Freedom Ranger Hatchery is a very reputable business.  Our chickens came right on time and they are vigorous and healthy!  All of them lived and they even gave us a free one in case one died.  Now we have 26!

This is what they will look like when they are full grown.  The Rangers are not a hybrid breed.  They are real chickens unlike the Jumbo Cornish X chickens.  If you are looking for meat chickens, I would highly recommend this breed and these breeders.  You can find them HERE at Freedom Ranger Hatchery.

Gotta go check on the little ones,

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