The chickens are now 12 weeks’ old and are growing well.
The males have started to adopt male posturing and one of them has even tried to crow – although the noise that came out was more like a warble.
None of the females has laid an egg yet.
About 10 days after the photo was taken we killed two of the males. We are going to have to kill them at some point so thought that now was as good a time as ever. They did not have much meat on them and there is massive difference between these and the chickens we kill for eating at about the same time. Still, we ate one (chicken casserole and chicken soup) and put the other in the freezer for later.