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  1. ourltlflock

    Using all the Bird?

    Good idea, I didn't think about the raw feeders.
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    Using all the Bird?

    Last year I processed 25 Cornish X's, I had a person from an oddities shop buy all the heads. Weird, I know. This year they aren't buying, is there something to do with the heads? Or best to just scrap them?
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    Chick Flyer for Club

    Kind of an odd request. I'm looking for a printable flyer that our poultry club can use at an informative booth this weekend at the feed store. Needs to be easy and quick to look at. 2 sided is ok. I have one that is just a few paragraphs but I think it won't keep peoples attention as it just...
  4. ourltlflock

    Sweet Feed?

    I once knew a Hawaiian man that swore on feeding his meat birds (Cornish X) a sweet feed plus meat bird feed. That it would lend a better, sweeter taste to the meat. Any truth to this??
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    Silkies and Medicated Feed

    She cannot offer any other info other than that they shouldn't eat it. No reason why either, uugh. She also said 6 vets and 1 breeder gave her this info.
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    Stringy Meat?

    The only difference was that we used a plucker this time. Dispatch was the same.
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    Stringy Meat?

    I wanted to through my local feed store, they wouldn't answer my emails, so I went to a different feed store that could help me. I had a certain time frame that I needed the birds and couldn't wait any more. Next time I'll just order the birds my self. :idunno
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    Silkies and Medicated Feed

    Hi there! I've been raising chickens/chicks for 6 years now and by no means an expert. I've been looking at getting some Silkies and was told by an "expert" that Silkie chicks were NOT to eat medicated chick feed. True or false??
  9. ourltlflock

    Stringy Meat?

    No more movement than the other batches. They were from a different hatchery though.
  10. ourltlflock

    Stringy Meat?

    Sorry. They are Cornish cross, housed in an 8x10 run, fed 10 hours a day. Large birds processed at 8 weeks, smaller birds at 9 weeks. I rest the meat 2 days then vacuumed sealed and into the freezer. All of my meat birds eat the Nutrena Meat Bird feed. 20% protein I think. We did this group in...
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    Stringy Meat?

    I processed another 12 birds and this time the meat is stringy and slightly tough. I've raised lots of meatbirds and I did nothing different this time, except using a plucker and they came from a different hatchery. Any ideas?? Anyone else have this issue?
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    How long do I need heat for meat chicks?

    In Nevada. I do fall chicks in october/November. Or spring chicks going outside by March first, or the week after.
  13. ourltlflock

    Mushy Eggs?

    I'm feeding a layer pellet from Nutrena, Naturewise. I was feeding the regular 16% protein and had the same issue. Seems like it's a winter time issue. I'm collecting eggs today as they get laid to see if it isn't a temperature issue.
  14. ourltlflock

    New Club — Help Please!

    Following because I have just started a club and I'd like ideas too. :pop
  15. ourltlflock

    Mushy Eggs?

    I just had that thought, maybe they got too cold. I always collect eggs every evening. The eggs would never freeze, but they could be 35-40 degrees.
  16. ourltlflock

    How long do I need heat for meat chicks?

    After 10 days to 2 weeks they don't really need a heat lamp. I had a 3 sided shelter for mine with deep straw, they were fine. In Las Vegas.
  17. ourltlflock

    Mushy Eggs?

    Why are my hard boiled eggs pastey? It's not how I'm cooking them. My chickens are 10 months old to 2.5 years old. I'm feeding a 21% protein layer feed, and nothing really for snacks. When they are hard boiled the whites are just like paste, it's weird. Any ideas?
  18. ourltlflock

    How to house meat birds?

    I use an 8x10 dog pen with a small 3 sided shelter. No roosts, they won't use them. I added straw to the whole pen, after 8 weeks I rake it out and add to the garden. It's really dry here so the poo dries quickly and it isn't as messy as you'd think. I had 12 in this setup.
  19. ourltlflock

    Reducing Carcass Waste

    I have actually found someone to buy the heads and feet for art and other mystical uses. The innards are cooked and eaten by us or the dogs, and the bones make yummy broth.
  20. ourltlflock

    Freezing right away?

    I will. It won't be for a while yet, but I'll update this post.
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