Originally Posted by wingstone
Great job, knew you could do it...
I ordered my scales from chefs.com......they have nice little one's that are about the size of a book.......I needed something accurate and the one's I was buying at auctions would not work right....
I have a small one the fits nicely on the counter while packaging..the only down side is it has a 12 pound limit.
Thank you so much!! We will be checking out this site for sure...we only ran into one issue with all this..the storage bags we have weren't big enough! hahaha, I guess that is a "good" issue to have..hahaha, so we will also be looking into larger freezer/storage bags. It obviously wouldn't be an issue if we had pieced out the bird, but we wanted whole.
Originally Posted by Blarneyeggs These are gorgeous! How old were they? We are on our first year with meat birds, we have them in a hoop coop. Hope mine doesn't decide to fly away! It's not nearly as nice as DHetzels! Mine has much less wood on it and would probably take to the air more readily.
Our baby goat girl Eva goes to her new farm today. Boo. We stumbled through tattooing them yesterday, what a mess! I'm sure there is an art to it, I hope one of us picks it up soon.
Thank you !! We cleaned and cleaned!! hahaha, wasn't too bad though...This was our first year with them too. Learn a lot in a very short period of time I don't think you will have an issue with them "flying" ..hahaha. Your pens are awesome!! I would love to be able to do that, but our yard is becoming smaller & smaller with the fruit trees and berry patches!! hahaha...I am even throwing the idea of expanding the veggie-garden next year!!! I am nuts!! We are looking forward to having Cornish X next year..and more than just a couple. We didn't want to bite off more than we could chew..so to speak. Now we just have this turkey ...I wish it's pen mate would have made it past chick stage, but these things happen. The turkey is lonely I believe, but we are doing the best of the situation. Next year is questionable on them..but I think if there were more , it wouldn't as much of an issue. It becomes upset when it can't see the hens, when they go into roost..I have to put it to bed by hand...that part I don't mind as much as the constant "peeping"-chirping..it does become very ...annoying......hahahaha...such is life though.
Your daughter is lovely Blarney! You must be so proud! Her hair is to die for!!...beautiful irish lassy ...hahaha
Originally Posted by fisherlady
Awesome!! I am so glad it went well!
You'll be looking to do a lot more of them next time... I'm sure it's partly a mental thing... but there is just something so much more satisfying about eating something you know you were responsible for from start to finish!
Thank you Fisher!!
I believe it all matters, especially the "mental" thing..hahaha..we have to feel good about what we are eating..or serving to loved ones.
We are going to be handling more next year, we are very excited about it too. Once the layer coop is completed, we will have the little coop/run to house them in..until they get bigger of course. Having that extra space will give us the opportunity to raise.
It also opens up an area for any broodies we may/will encounter next spring...because you KNOW it will happen.....ahaha
The BLRW that is sitting on eggs now is doing very well with it.She is extremely dedicated..this is her first time too! I am looking forward to having some chicks around, even if it only for a short time. The eggs are from Motorcycle Chick! They are Marans ...should be very nice! I will not be able to keep them though, unfortunately...I don't want to count them before they hatch though..it is ahrd not to get ahead of myself sometimes...hahaha
Originally Posted by fisherlady
FYI... I am a 1 or 2 pot a day person!
I am right there with you on that one!!! I drink way too much for any "normal" person!! hahaha.."normal"...ahahhaha