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My new chick brooder
3 levels that are 2'x4'
24 square foot
Uses 2, 1/2'' 4x8 sheets of plywood
2, 1x4 boards
3, 1x2 boards
It sounds like you will benefit from some firearms training from an instructor.
It will help you get over your fear and be comfortable...
They get trap smart too.
Those GPS locators are attached to a collar. They are very easy to spot and remove, they look like shock collars.
The chips that go under the...
It could be worse. I have a friend that the only things I've seen him eat are.
cheeseburger with ketchup only
I let some go to 12 weeks, they just started trying to crow.
I know what you mean, I raised a few last year. I laughed at the "chicken plants" part.
DP breeds have more flavor and firmer texture....
Probably 9 out of 10 of the roos I take to my poultry auction are destined for the chopping block.
The same probability goes for selling...
They have one at the Clemson Arena every year.
The Broilers you raised are designed to grow as fast as possible and make the most meat on the least amount of feed.
They are not normal chickens....
They come from two separate lines of parent stock.
The males from one line are bred with the females from the other line to produce the CornishX....
They don't have to be broilers to eat them, DP breeds are worth raising for meat.
16-24 weeks is when most people butcher DP breeds. You could...
Dogs is what I've had the most problems with.
One day two dogs tore though the fence and killed almost 50 chickens in a few minutes.
[IMG] I say that to my self every time I see one of these threads.
You will have no problem at about a week old.
What part about it bothers you? killing, or plucking/gutting, or eating it?
You could have some one who has done it before come by and...
Extra roosters are hard to give away. I still have 3 or 4 that need to go. I already put 4 in the freezer. It's not as hard as you think...
Letting them move around is not the only thing that will make them tough. I've cooked birds that free ranged almost a year and were very tender....
No more field work for me(for now), I'm back in the shop, but not getting much over time lately. I have other projcts too. My Marans have...
Hi Nadine, how are your Welsummers doing?