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  1. Momagain1

    Can anyone who regularly dubs message me please

    We have a few questions we have searched for and need answers. Thank you!
  2. Momagain1

    Let's talk dubbing

    How old is too old to dub an OEG rooster? We have one that needed to be dubbed, it wasn't dubbed and now we are showing him- however he needs dubbed to show. He is about 1 yr old now.
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    What's the average dressed meat bird size?

    We just butchered 2 roosters so far today- 5.10 lbs 5.6 lbs The hens look like they will be smaller- should We keep a bit longer? What do your dressed birds run poundage wise?
  4. Momagain1

    2 quick questions before butchering please

    How long before rigor mortis leaves the body?
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    2 quick questions before butchering please

    Butchering the meat birds today & tomorrow. Been a while- I forget: 1. What's the reason why we put the birds in an apple cider/ice water soak after butchering/plucking? 2. Someone just told me that we need to not freeze them until 24 hours later to let the rigor mortis "leaves" the body...
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    Extra birds in hatchery order-

    Mcmurray & never again! 7 died- then the replacement fiasco of these birds! I've used welp hatchery before & had zero issues!
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    Extra birds in hatchery order-

    Ok they are 10 weeks now.. So maybe later this week or next I guess.
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    Extra birds in hatchery order-

    Thanks guys- We have butchered our roosters in the past- but We have never specifically received or purchased any meat birds. I guess bonus for us we have about 12 free whole chickens going in our freezer! I'm just irritated that they specifically said they were leghorns whenever I called...
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    Extra birds in hatchery order-

    I placed my original order with the hatchery. They sent me the correct birds although seven of them died within the first few days. We need those specific birds for my daughters 4H project. Then when I called them to let them know they were going to replace the birds that died from the original...
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    Out of the blue incident with show hen, overnight issues

    Thais for the reply. My son says she has always had scissor beak..however She wasn't disqualified at showing. She wants to peck badly.. She has never laid an egg-- ever. Actually ALL of our show hens from this one Seller has never laid eggs. Wonder if maybe they are much much older than...
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    Out of the blue incident with show hen, overnight issues

    we have given her the syringe feeding, which of course she balks at occasionally and has the energy to flip her beak away and of course the junk goes everywhere lol... however, she is just lying in my bathtub on a towel....sigh... she is quite thin. We have tetracycline already, I guess we...
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    Out of the blue incident with show hen, overnight issues

    Hello all. Monday morning my son found our not quite 2 yr old Spangled hamburg on the ground flopping. We instantly thought predator attack, however no outward Injuries & no other hen in our flock of 35+ had any signs of anything. Upon closer look we found she had mites which we immediately...
  13. Momagain1

    Where can we find Show birds in Central IL or surrounding areas?

    Surely someone can answer??? I know people in IL show chickens..I've seen them!!
  14. Momagain1

    Where can we find Show birds in Central IL or surrounding areas?

    we are having a very hard time. My son really wants to show Cochins but of course we cannot find any local! My daughter is much less picky... We are willing to travel a short bit..anyone? TIA
  15. Momagain1

    What are you canning now?

    cowboy candy (AKA: Candied jalapenos) are divine!!! My absolute most favorite jalapeno recipe EVER!!!!!!!!!! http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1Ky4aV/www.foodiewithfamily.com/2010/05/23/candied-jalapenos-cowboy-candy/
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    What are you canning now?

    I have AN ABUNDANCE Of apples (and can get more FREE if I want them) besides the basics; applesauce cinnamon apple slices/rings apple pie filling apple butter what can I do w/them??? help!?!?!?!?
  17. Momagain1

    My Roo thinks He's Hugh Hefner LOL

    we have approx. 39 hens and had 3 roos... one mean ole roo to the girls (top roo) a HUGELY MEAN silkie roo (who was mean to the guys who came near him and) & would grab the hens necks with his beak since he was so little he had to hurt them to mount them... then a completely docile roo who has...
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    Comment by 'Momagain1' in article 'Canning Recipe Candied Jalapenos Aka Cowboy Candy'

    we absolutely LOVE this recipe!! This year we actually canned jalapenos and added habaneros as well...
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