Our Freedom Ranger chicks from Freedom Ranger Hatchery are now two weeks old.
We have not lost any of them and they are all healthy and active.
In fact, they are so lively that it was hard to take their photo. They wouldn't stop for even a second.
I've been feeding them some old lettuce from the garden. The children say they act like it is candy. They come running as soon as we throw it in their pen.
The chicks tear off pieces and run into the corners to eat it.
In a few minutes, the lettuce is all consumed.
It has been nice having chicks in the summer. We have had hot weather and have only been turning on the heat lamp at night when it drops to 70 degrees. Now that they are starting to feather out, we have stopped using the light at night all together.
We are hoping to move them out to a moveable pen on pasture in a week or two.
Those of you who pasture meat chickens, at what age do you put your chicks outside?