To make chickens in to meat.
The meat birds are about 12 weeks now. They've been on pasture since 6 weeks. Limey butchered one out a week ago and the dressed weight was 4.5lbs.
I wish they were bigger but they are starting to have trouble walking so it's time for them to go.
We won't be without birds for long because we have another batch of 70 chicks in the barn. I am eager to be done with animals for the season. Once fall comes along and all the meat animals are gone it'll be nice to have the food and water duties finished faster.