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post #231 of 2094
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My eggs from Lotsapaints safely arrived today. I didn't put my thumb through any while unpacking.


THat is good news!!!!  Lotsapaints is sending a box my way, too. fl.gif

 

THough we can't always control what a chicken eats, and is  she getting enough calcuim, or what her body does with the calcium. Seems like the new to lay girls are my biggest offenders!

 


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post #232 of 2094

 Eggs are here Eggs are here Eggs are here Eggs are here Eggs are here Eggs are here Eggs are here Eggs are here Eggs are here Eggs are here Eggs are here Eggs are here Eggs are here Eggs are here Eggs are here Eggs are here Eggs are here Eggs are here

 

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A lonely blue girl guards the riverbed, she shakes her brown torch at the tide...

 

 

 

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post #233 of 2094

yuckyuck.gif I can just see you doing this wee.gif wee.gif wee.gif all around your house! wink.png

Turkey Hatchalong!

 

Each little flower that opens, Each little bird that sings, He made their glowing colours, He made their tiny wings.

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Turkey Hatchalong!

 

Each little flower that opens, Each little bird that sings, He made their glowing colours, He made their tiny wings.

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post #234 of 2094
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yuckyuck.gif I can just see you doing this wee.gif wee.gif wee.gif all around your house! wink.png



I know, I scared the cats.

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post #235 of 2094

I'd think you'd be more excited than that SCGlau.gif

 

 

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post #236 of 2094
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I'd think you'd be more excited than that SCGlau.gif



Well I did write a song to go with my dance but it just doesn't translate well on the internet.

 

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post #237 of 2094

I also realize it's a bit premature, but how do you store the turkeys after butchering? I can barely fit a chicken in a ziploc bag.

 

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post #238 of 2094
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I also realize it's a bit premature, but how do you store the turkeys after butchering? I can barely fit a chicken in a ziploc bag.

 


I use heat shrink bags for whole birds, parts, turkey sausage and turkey burger

 

they come in different sizes

http://www.cornerstone-farm.com/equipment/poultry-packaging

 

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I don't have poultry.. I have mini feathered velociraptors
Emu Hatch 2013-2014    Emu Hatch 2013   Emu Hatch 2012   Hatching Muscovy Eggs  Turkey Incubation and Hatching

Sexing Emu Chicks   Our Hoop Coop build   Blowing Out Emu Eggs for Crafting 

 

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post #239 of 2094
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I also realize it's a bit premature, but how do you store the turkeys after butchering? I can barely fit a chicken in a ziploc bag.

 


THe bags not only need to be big enough but strong enough. I took 8 to the butcher in Nov and the 35# toms fit in the bag BUT the bag tore when I picked it up. ARGGHH!  Had to put them in white trash bags. Definitely needs the right bag for the job!!

 

What I didn't realize was how many other areas come into play when raising birds for food. Like having the proper knives for butchering. Very sharp a must. I used a scalpel! LOL I need to learn how to sharpen knives, too now.

 

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post #240 of 2094
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THe bags not only need to be big enough but strong enough. I took 8 to the butcher in Nov and the 35# toms fit in the bag BUT the bag tore when I picked it up. ARGGHH!  Had to put them in white trash bags. Definitely needs the right bag for the job!!

 

What I didn't realize was how many other areas come into play when raising birds for food. Like having the proper knives for butchering. Very sharp a must. I used a scalpel! LOL I need to learn how to sharpen knives, too now.

 



Yeah we had the same issue and had to buy some nice knives after the first attempt at butchering two roos with a dull knife and a pair of cheap and old poultry scissors. Think I might try to do the ducks this weekend if I can figure out what to put them in.

 

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