Being different killed the leghorn.

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by ticks, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I came home from school today. I found that my BLH had been mauled by a dog. I am noo too sad. Heck I'm not even sad because I knew she would be killed by something. She has never gone to the coop and sleeps in the cold trees while her friends are in a nice big coop.So Just a lesson to you. Leghorns aren't really "your" chickens if you let them free range.
     
  2. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    So..


    How was the soup?
     
  3. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Quote:We haven't cooked it yet. But we breasted it tonight. Probably have soup tomorrow.
     
  4. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    Quote:We haven't cooked it yet. But we breasted it tonight. Probably have soup tomorrow.

    yum

    leghorns are scrawny but make great soup.
    You can even sock the feet and make stock.
    Fry up the livers for the dogs.


    yum yum
     
  5. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Quote:We haven't cooked it yet. But we breasted it tonight. Probably have soup tomorrow.

    yum

    leghorns are scrawny but make great soup.
    You can even sock the feet and make stock.
    Fry up the livers for the dogs.


    yum yum

    I'm not going to give them what they killed [​IMG]
     
  6. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    Quote:yum

    leghorns are scrawny but make great soup.
    You can even sock the feet and make stock.
    Fry up the livers for the dogs.


    yum yum

    I'm not going to give them what they killed [​IMG]

    Aw c'mon give Layla a fried up liver maybe some gizzards too [​IMG]
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    That's what I tell my little dark brahma every time I find the little airhead standing in a wide open field looking for....I dunno rainbows?
    She's gonna space out one day at the wrong time, wander away from the flock, and that'll be the end of my little airhead.
     
  8. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Yea but hey look at the upside to things, You don't waste food on them and you don't have to care for one more bird [​IMG]
     
  9. CarolMinnesota

    CarolMinnesota Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello gritsar Kat,

    Liked your rooster reform page. I used the pick-up-and-hold-till-he-stops-squirming method very effectively.

    I separated my 13 hens from my 50+ roosters when they were 16 weeks old. We now have two keeper roosters that I want to integrate into the hen flock (now 11 hens).

    I tried putting together two hens and the two roosters in a 7X11' indoor pen, but the hens were not cooperative and ended up flying into the walls before I took them out. Blood was spilled, but no one was seriously hurt.

    My next idea is to put the 11 hens in an 8X42' outdoor covered pen and then putting in the two roosters. I hope that by the end of the day I can put them in the indoor coop and they can live together happily ever after.

    Does this have a chance of working? Any other ideas?

    Thanks for your help!

    Carol in Minnesota
     

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