Cute Chicks. This chick turned out to be our lead rooster and weighs in at 15lbs. BB is super nice to humans and protects his hens from hawks, dogs, foxes, raccoons, mice, and rats. He will eat mice and rats and so will the hens
Black Standard Cochins and BB as a young adult Rooster or Roo as we call them. They are about 4 months old and weigh about 8 lbs. We let the chicks free range as soon as they have fully feathered out around 4 weeks old. Free ranging chickens is one of the best ways to raise a healthy chicken, they get their greens, protein from bugs, exercise and cuts our grain bill by 3/4, added bonus a clean way of reducing garden pests. One of the coolest things to watch is a flock of 4 week old chicks running around learning how to use their wings.