that in six weeks, chicks can grow from tiny balls of fluff...
to lanky adolescents.
Two weeks ago, we moved the Freedom Ranger chicks outside in a movable pen. We move them onto fresh grass three times a day. You can almost see their excitement when we come out to move their pen and they instantly start pecking at the grass. I spotted one with a grasshopper the other day.
I would love to give the chicks more room to roam; we have plenty of pasture. But last year we had a lot of predator problems and I think they are safer in an enclosure.
We have lost three chicks so far. We are not sure exactly what happened to any of them, but one chick found a piece of string, tried to swallow it, and apparently choked himself.
So far, we are very pleased with the growth of the Freedom Rangers. To learn more about Freedom Rangers, visit the Freedom Ranger Hatchery.