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Anatomy and Function Big, small, rounded, straight, wobbly, pointy, jagged... All chickens have a comb, but all combs are not the same.
All About Combs ***This page is still in construction stages... Please check back soon for additional information and images.*** This part is crazy-hard to write in a way that is easy to understand. If you see serious mistakes, PM me. Also, information is missing because it's not done. :) I'm still working on this part and I don't have it anywhere near perfect yet... Anatomy and Function History, Food and Medicine Common Problems Genetics and Standards Genetics and...
All About Combs ***This page is still in construction stages... Please check back soon for additional information and images.*** Anatomy and Function History, Food and Medicine Common Problems Genetics and Standards Common Comb Problems and Issues Circulatory Problems Comb Scab Fowl Pox Fowl pox is characterized by wart-like bumps on a chicken's skin (such as on the comb or wattles) and possible problems with the bird's respiratory system. Birds do not...
Ingredients: 3 eggs 3 tbsp water 1 tsp. salt 1 1/2 c. flour Cooking Instructions 1. Combine eggs, water, and salt. 2. Gradually add flour to make a stiff dough. Knead a few times until smooth. 3. Roll dough as thin as possible on a floured surface. Let dry for 1 to 2 hours; check occasionally. Do not let the dough get too dry for it becomes brittle; it should be slightly moist. 4. Cut dough into narrow strips. Drop into boiling broth. Cook noodles 10-15 minutes. Note: Yields about 6 cups of...
All About Combs ***This page is still in construction stages... Please check back soon for additional information and images.*** I'm still working on this part and I don't have it anywhere near perfect yet... Anatomy and Function History, Food and Medicine Common Problems Genetics and Standards Combs in History, Food and Medicine ***Send The Chicken Lady a PM via the BYC Forums if you have questions. I will do the research and add your question here if I...
Ingredients: 3 1/2 C flour 2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. ginger 1/2 tsp. allspice 1/2 tsp. cloves 1 tsp. salt 3 C white sugar 1 C vegetable oil 4 eggs 1 27 oz. can pumpkin puree 1/2 C water 1 C chopped pecans Cooking Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans (I recommend Wilton Cake Release). Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices. Set aside. 2. In a large bowl, beat together sugar, oil, eggs, and...
Ingredients: 2 c. flour 1 tsp. salt 3/4 c. shortening 6 tbsp ice water Cooking Instructions 1. In a large bowl, mix flour and salt. 2. With a fork, cut shortening into the flour and salt mixture until small, coarse crumbs form. 3. Add 6 tbs cold water, one at a time, mixing with one or two stirs after each is added so that the water is distributed evenly. You may have to add a tablespoon or two more of water if the dough doesn't hold together; it is also possible to need fewer than six...
Ingredients: Cookie Dough: 3/4 c. shortening (make this amount a combination of shortening and margarine) 1 c. sugar 1 egg 1/4 c. milk 2 tsp. baking powder 3 c. flour 3 tsp. vanilla extract dash cinnamon Homemade Icing: 1/2 c. shortening 3 1/2 c. confectioner's sugar (10x is best) 5 tbsp milk 1/2 tsp. vanilla food coloring Cooking Instructions 1. Combine all ingredients. 2. Roll dough on floured surface to thickness appropriate for cookie cutters (approximately 1/4"). 3. Place cut-out...
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