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Meet Chunk

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We’ve gone in with a friend on 10 Cornish Cross Chicks. The deal is that we’ll split the cost of the feed and the chicks – I’ll raise them – he’ll butcher.

They’ll be a week old tomorrow and all seem to be doing quite well. Except for the one I’ve named Chunk.

Chunk, as you can see from the picture, is pretty darn big for 1 week. What this little chick lacks in feathers and energy, it makes up for in pure pound packing progress.

That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it means that I need to keep a close eye on this big, little bird to be sure it is getting it’s chubby little self over to the water as the weather warms up.

As you can see, our little friend is bigger than my hand. S/He’s also lagging behind the rest of the flock in feather production.

Here’s a flock-mate resting in the coop (Click image to enlarge). Notice the feathers on it’s wings and the little wisps of tail feathers starting to form?

Now take another look at Chunk.

All I can assume is that Chunk’s genetics put body mass ahead of feathers.

Written by Karlie

June 30th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Posted in at Home,Chickens,family

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