Just do it. BB Turkeys are like pigs with wings. We let 'em get huge, then cut the breasts into steaks for grilling, and we make sausage from the leg and thigh meat. Parts can be brined and smoked too - I'm very creative because I've been unsuccessful in talking DH into raising a pig or 2.
I am sure we will, it is just a matter of space
I got 5 from wing, 5 from a tractor supply, I started with chicks from a lady in Aston, She gave me some, most of those ended up being rooster, I let 2 hatch from my girls, I picked up another 5 from the MD swap. I need to stop getting birds! Thinking I have too many! but if 2 are roosters then that is 2 less I will have! Also according to chicken math if they are not laying they do not count! So I only have 6 -7 chickens! lol
we taught you well around here
Pullets often feather much faster than roos in most breeds, but if that is a barred rock, I'm thinking that head spot looks a bit big for a pullet.
Please PM me instructions on the sausage & smoking thingy. We really hate dark meat around here & any way to make it more useful so it doesn't become cat or bird food is much appreciated.
Oh my, I'd be interested too....please!!! with sugar on top!!!
I am content with my current flock, I am drawing the line at 20! lol That line started at 4, but hey so many varieties to choose from! With the space I have for them I am at my max. Once I get tired of these girls (If I get tired of these girls) I may eventually pick some different breeds, But very happy with what I have and can't wait for everyone to start laying!
Does anyone put anything down in the run area? I am not thrilled with the smell I am getting, chicken smell is all.. I see sand, but is that just in the coop vs using hay? I do throw my grass clippings in there after the BF mows, what else do you do to cut down on the smell, especially on hot summer days!!
Oh also can't wait!!To show everyone my new water-er for my girls, it will prolly end up holding 6-8 gallons of water for my ladies! :D Will have pics soon,but this is what I based my waterer off of (see link below)! No hose I will still have to lug the water out with me, or set it up so I can carry the thing to the those hose! lol
you have seen my run,,,really can not treat all of it,,,I rake stall refresher into the ground when it gets bad
I think I need to try this. Will still use shavings for nest boxes though.
I completely empty nest boxes every other week since all is made from wood, I use a combination of DE and stall refresher mixed together on the bottom then a layer of straw over top that,,(cuts down on dust when they scratch at the straw)...the PDZ stall refresher that I use is a heavy sand and keeps the DE from being to dusty