The chicken have a week and a half before B-Day (butchering day). They are stinky and stupid. They don’t forage and don’t leave the coop even when the run is open. Silly things.
Next year, we’re going to purchase a heritage breed instead. Something that forages, that can live beyond 8 weeks without dying of a heart attack and that, as a result, has more flavourful meat.
It’s a learning process.