All of my meat birds are heritage breed, Buff Orpingtons.
The males get to be about 10 – 11 pounds.

Urban chickens.  They have become such a part of our lives that I really can’t imagine not having them or their fresh eggs right in my backyard.  I’m going into my second year of keeping 7 hens for eggs and this is my first year raising 15 birds for meat right in my backyard.  My meat birds are about 6 weeks old now and much bigger than what I have pictured above.  My husband built me a chicken tractor for the meat birds which I move from one spot of my yard to another every day. 

Backyard Chicken Tractor

I could go into detail but I thought it would be easier to show you my backyard setup and birds with a video update.  My son Nehemiah helped me film.  Let me know what you think and if you have any questions at all about raising backyard urban chickens feel free to comment below 🙂

(Note: My dog Boaz may look a bit strange right now.  He’s a long haired German Shepherd and absolutely beautiful.  Unfortunately, his hair got so mangled this year after the winter and rain, we found it way easier to give him a buzz and let it grow back in.  Poor baby!)
 This post is a part of Simple Lives Thursday and Two for Tuesdays.

Diana is a mother of three, proud wife, and humbled daughter of God. She finds the most joy meeting with Jesus in her organic gardens. She is completely blessed to be able to call herself a stay at home mom where she home educates her children, joyfully serves her husband, and cooks nourishing, real food, for her family. She loves connecting with people on facebook, google+, pinterest, and instagram.

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