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These Dorkings are our broiler (meat) chickens. We’d been raising them indoors in a brooder until today. They are fully feathered and ready to romp around outside. And thank goodness because they were stinking up the workshop! This is their new outdoor enclosure. This 24 by 70 foot area will double as our orchard as well. The fence is welded wire. A poultry wire lid protects them from aerial predators (and climbers). Around the base of the fence we attached poultry wire, laid it down on the ground and weighed it down with large rocks (same as we did for the laying hens). This is intended to keep predators from digging under the fence. Their coop is very minimalist because they won’t be using it during the winter (we harvest before then). The coop is not quite finished: it will be covered in corrugated metal.
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Question by alan s: what is a broiler chicken male or female ?
whats the best eating ?
What do you think? Answer below!