I feel like we made a big leap into the world of farmlife today~
our first meat chickens arrived.
It's a little scary because we will have to process them ourselves. Yikes!
They are Freedom Rangers and are specifically bred for meat but grow a little slower and more naturally than the popular Cornish X. It was important to us that they act like chickens as they grow. Just like with the cattle, pigs and even lamb, we want our animals raised for meat to have the best life possible. And then ~ they will provide for our family's table.
It may be hard for some of you to understand this but we feel better about raising meat animals ourselves rather than buying them at the store. Certainly it's not for everyone! Meat chickens may not be for us. However, we won't know until we try.
It's hard to believe in 10 to11 weeks these little ones will be ready. Until then I'm going to do my best to not get attached.