The Godzilla birds go out into their coop tomorrow. My goodness Cornish roasters are borderline freakish. I cannot believe how fast they grow. They are 3 weeks old on Saturday and they are close to 1 pound and a half. We will have chicken in the freezer the weekend after the 4th of July (maybe one FOR the 4th of July!)
Instead of building a permanent coop for them (considering they are only around about once a year and only for 10 weeks) I built one out of straw bales and some of the chicken wire and PVC trellises I have for some of the vining plants like cucumbers. They will have their own coop door and the run will be divided 1/3 for the roasters and 2/3ds for the layers.
(News Flash: As I write this a cloud unleashed itself over the farm. It has hail in it. Now we watch wait and see if it destroys the garden. The farmer is very nervous – this storm has a LOT of water in it. Where the hell is it all coming from!?)