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    Canning young chicken - mush?

    I have a question for anyone who has experience canning chicken. I have just culled twelve 12 week old cockerels - they are chilling now. Would it be a mistake to can them (would they be too tender) - would they end up mushy? Or do you think it would work out ok? I was planning to do raw pack...
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    Storage of hatching eggs

    Howdy folks - I have a quick question. My rooster was attacked a few days ago defending the flock from some dogs. Looks like he will be ok, but I am suddenly in a position to hatch his girls' eggs earlier than expected, and am needing to save eggs. I am in a warm climate - while the temps...
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    Help for cockerel attacked by dogs

    Three small terrier type dogs got into my yard this afternoon. When I drove up, I found feathers all over the driveway, and the dogs around. I chased them off, and after some searching, found my Cream Legbar cockerel wedged into a hiding place behind a fence. He was apparently able to get away...
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    Naked neck or NN crosses for meat (hot climate)

    I am going to be raising my first Cornish crosses this fall (once temps begin to go back down), but am interested in pursuing Naked Necks for meat the following year. I understand that Naked necks are a lot easier to raise in the very high temperatures we get here in South Texas, and they are a...
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    My chickens won't eat fermented feed - any ideas?

    I began feeding my pullets fermented feed when they were about 3 weeks old. They did ok with it, but started not wanting to eat it as they got older. I restarted a batch thinking it got too funky, but they still ate somewhat reluctantly. As they have gotten older, they have been less and less...
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    When to mix different aged chicks in brooder - timing and strategy?

    I have a solo pullet (Paula) who is 10 days old - she's been on her own since Sunday night, when her sister died. I've played with her every day, and got her a mirror for short term company (based on advice here - she's a big chirper!). I managed to get another order of three chicks which...
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    Chick favoring one leg - what do you think?

    (I also posted this in the New Members area.) I am new Mom to a solo one week old cream legbar pullet (her two sisters didn't make it) named Paula with funny markings for a CL pullet (but that's another thread). Now, as of this morning, I am Mom to 3 additional CL chicks (companions for Paula...
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    Hello!!! New Mommy of cream legbar chicks (and spraddle question)

    Howdy from south Texas! I am new Mom to solo one week old cream legbar pullet (her two sisters didn't make it), and as of this morning, 3 additional CLs (gotten to be companions for Paula - two pullets and one roo). I'm new to chicks and chickens, but have been reading all I can here. I have...
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