We are happy to say that the chickens thrived in their chicken tractor on our Amberly field, eating bugs and grass in addition to their high-protein feed. They all survived — though one poor guy had to be rescued and sit under a heat lamp for a while after he sat in a cold puddle all night. After 8 weeks of growing, the birds were ready for processing.
We have fixed up our barn kitchen into a temporary chicken-slaughtering facility and are making sure to keep the facility sanitary and meet all Maryland regulations with respect to the small-scale slaughter of poultry.
Our chickens grew super-fast and now are even getting overweight! All that means is they are tasty and delicious…. Here is the final product, ready for roasting: