when it comes to profit over the welfare of human beings ( and now turkeys), profit will prevail.
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Yep this is true. Dont worry I am not just a tin hatter. I wrap my self in tin foil. My family thinks I am nuts but you know what one day fhey will realize hey hes not as crazy as we thought!
That explains the light reflection I see when I look up north!
see? i knew there were others out here that like/love/are addicted to "good coffee". And I am a total coffee snob, will do starbucks only if out of town and desperate. Usually local coffee shops have people who really care about the coffee they make.
Well, went into town, got the beans, and....it was as I feared, the backup machine has terrible coffee. not even drinkable. shoot.
On an entirely different note, the buff that was unable to move about a week or two ago and couldn't stand...this afternoon she was pacing in the brooder shelf cage, wanting to be out. So, I let her out. Got home and found her up on the roost....hopefully she will be ok coming down and not reinjure herself. I am thinking it was an injury and not mareks, which can cause temporary paralysis. who knows.
, I hated coffee til I tasted it overseas. That and what we call "coffee" are not the same thing, anymore than a homegrown tomato is the same thing as a supermarket tomato. So maybe you will like it when it doesn't taste like bitter dishwater, which is what Sue drinks. She, for some reason, can't stand my coffee....so!
What was the coffee you tasted overseas?
- Senora Pollo Loco
Really like the color of Buckeyes, such a rich brown. What made you decide on this breed? Other than it's the only APA breed created by a female.
That was most definitely a selling point for me, but I find them to be the most functional, practical breed available. They are, in my opinion, the best dual purpose breed. Not all lines are the same, but the ones I have produce a very good number of eggs, laying almost daily from the start of their season, which they have already been laying for a couple of weeks, until about July, then they do drop down on production during the hottest weather. Then they will stop for molt. As for the meat side of the DP, a 24-week cockerel will give you about a 4-4.5# dressed carcass, very good sized drumstick and a good amount of breast for a pure breed. They have a wonderful temperament and the only time you find a mean one is either where a breeder was careless and didn't take temperament into account or there was a just a mutant in the bunch. I have never experienced a mean Buckeye in my flock, ever. The hens are plenty to eat when their laying days are behind them as well. I have some hens who tip the scale at 8 pounds.
They are super hardy, they have pea combs that do not get frostbite easily and very slight wattles as well. As far as durability, these are the best I have ever had. I don't find anything about them that I would say is a trait I don't like. They aren't as flashy as some breeds/varieties, but they make up for that in everything else.
Edited by Minniechickmama - 1/17/16 at 3:46pm