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I have a high roo to hen ratio too. They get along well, but the roosters always want to mate. One jumps on, and they all pile on! I have all the girls separated now while they regrow back feathers! The poor boys just walk all along the perimeter of the fence looking for a way in lol
Ideal Poultry does! I ordered silver laced and blue cochins a few weeks ago. https://secuservices.com/ideal/newideal/selectproduct.aspx?qty=1&ID=SLCP&Product=1078   https://secuservices.com/ideal/newideal/selectproduct.aspx?qty=1&ID=GLCP&Product=1070
My thoughts exactly! I have beagle mixes and they won't harm my chicks. In fact one of them, loveesss the chicks and tries to take care of them. I posted a story recently of "Munchie." He stood guard over my young chicks when a large black snake was in the coop. He also herds them back towards the coop if they wander too much. The other two dogs, related/same breed, don't pay much attention to the birds, but won't hurt them.
The eggs are hatching :)  My australorp is very sweet. She doesn't even mind me looking and/or touching the babies.
Thank you for sharing!!! :)
 I haven't gotten my first turkeys yet, but I am leaning towards midget whites and bourbon reds. Both are heritage breeds (reproduce naturally) and I've read they have fantastic tasting meat. I don't eat much meat, but turkey is my favorite!  I will probably buy my first poults early spring 2013. I do like to incubate eggs, but I prefer letting the broody hens take care of babies. Bourbon reds are good moms so I hear...   I need to practice processing chickens. I haven't...
You're welcome! :)
okay...I guess that is probably the best method. Thanks. I was going to try the artery method, but I was so scared of hurting them and not doing the deed quickly enough. Did the towels secure them so they didn't move or run around afterwards?
http://stuartbain.com/2012/09/11/i-am-sending-this-response-to-your-dam-office/
How did you kill them? I am going to eventually learn to do this to help feed my family.
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