Cornish Cross, 1st Day Out

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After 23 days on wood shavings in the coop near the barn, the meat birds are out on grass. Thanks in part to a diet that included scissor trimmed greens and time spent digging in the dirt outside the coop, these chicks immediately started running around the new pasture coop, searching for bugs, scratching the ground and eating clover and bits of grass.

Honestly, I am surprised by the "chick-i-ness" of these hybrids birds. I had expected more lethargy, not the not the mad dash for the best bugs and tidbits on the pasture.

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