I think this is our third year of raising broilers. We buy them as day olds and raise them to 6-8 weeks old. They arrived the same day these RI Reds were hatching in County Boy’s incubator.
Note the size difference. There is a reason why people do not raise layers for eating.

Now that their feathers are almost in they will go out to pasture within a few days.

We still had some chicken in the freezer from last fall so we only kept 22 and we sold the extras. We will raise another batch come fall. Traditionally we freeze them whole as roasters but this batch I plan to part out. Nothing like boneless chicken breast on the grill!
Thankful for the chicken plucker MM built that makes butchering much easier and cost effective.