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10 Commandments for keeping chickens/10 reasons for raising BYC

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Baymule, May 22, 2011.

  1. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. jdopler

    jdopler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    both great reading! thanks for sharing
     
  3. gogoalie

    gogoalie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Completely concur, awesome reading!
     
  4. GLBRWyans

    GLBRWyans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About raising chickens in extreme weather , I have a question . I live in the deep south and it gets hot . I have 14 chickens that give me eggs and I enjoy tending to them . We have bonded . I do not plan on getting rid of my birds in July , but I can put a large shop fan on them and they are in shade . So , I guess i am in violation correct ? They are not for meat either . Just curious . Thank you .[​IMG]
     
  5. CarriageStone

    CarriageStone Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks a ton for posting those two articles. A lot of good points there, especially the confirmation of raising CX's for meat. We just processed more than 50 CX's this weekend and have one refrigerator full along with the top shelf of another. This is for seven week old birds. In addition, we processed a Speckled Sussex roo than turned mean. After being pecked by him, our three year old daughter told me to "put that mean ol' rooster in the pot an' cook 'im!" The difference in carcasses was dramatic. While the SS is a dual purpose breed, it is not the amount of meat of the CX.

    Again, many thanks.


    As far as not keeping chickens through extreme weather, I think that really is meant towards meaties rather than egg layers.
     
  6. GLBRWyans

    GLBRWyans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    to: CarriageStone ,
    Thanks for that clarification , naturally I wouldn't want any animal to suffer , but that particular commandment kinda threw me . Again thank you !




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  7. QCFChicks

    QCFChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    That was great thanks for the post much appreciated!
     

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