Today on The Duck Chronicles Episode Twenty Six – The Weeds and Pest Fix we start with a weight gain report. I weighed a few of the girls and got an average of 26.9 ounces or right at 1.7 pounds.
So just over a half a pound gained in the last 6 days when they weighed in at 1.14 pounds on the 14th.
Keep in mind that 23 days ago they weighed about 1.8 ounces each! That means in 23 days they grew 13 fold their original size. My hope is to get them to about 2.5 pounds before full flock integration. Keep in mind the adult weight of this breed averages slightly less than 5 pounds.
Also our little limping gal has been placed in a chicken tractor to rest along with 3 sisters to keep her clam.
Mostly today I cover the topic of weed and pest control and browse utilization in a permaculture system using paddock shift grazing.