BREEDING FOR PRODUCTION...EGGS AND OR MEAT.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hellbender, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. Heron's Nest Farm

    Heron's Nest Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Who is growing soldier flies (when it's warm)? Got pics of your breeding set up?
     
  2. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    @Chiquita grows them in San Jose California.
     
  3. Beer can

    Beer can Chicken Obsessed

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    My hand grinder can only handle fish bones, it's retired from in house use I have a nice electric one now. When I get done grinding I just use a hose and spray it out. Saw a cool 1800s antique bone grinder on display at our county fair. Had a tread mill attachment for a dog or kid. I was wondering what they would feed ground bones to.
     
  4. bnjrob

    bnjrob Overrun With Chickens

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    They would have fed ground bones to just about anything. I read a lot of antique books and they had recipes for a wide variety of things to feed people and animals, as well as to make home remedies, fertilizer - you name, they made it. They were much more advanced than many people realize and while they may not have had a big store that carried just about anything they wanted pre-manufactured, they knew how to make many things, completely from scratch, that were necessary for decent living and also the little luxuries - things that are commonplace today.
     
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  5. dfr1973

    dfr1973 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I came home from the grocery over 2 hours ago, with 6 pounds of strawberries (really good sale!), the 25-lb bag of sugar (a good sale), and two dozen more half-pint jelly jars (a dollar off each dozen). The kids knew what I would be doing this afternoon, and they thought it sounded cool. One mentioned with great respect his great-grandmother, who is now 100, who lived through the Depression and "had so many skills!" I joked I am not quite that old, although many of the things I do are.

    I have no doubt they have noticed I don't buy eggs or bread, but will clear the shelf when bread flour goes on sale. Oh, then there are my crocheted cotton bags I always use. Having chickens is a further extension ... including slaughtering my own.
     
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  6. jbkirk

    jbkirk A Learning Breeder

    I also would like to see pics as I would like to be able to grow some but not sure how.
     
  7. hellbender

    hellbender Overrun With Chickens

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    jbkirk A Learning Breeder

  9. hellbender

    hellbender Overrun With Chickens

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    OK...my bad. I've never used them but have considered them every year!!! I'll watch for the info. and pics you get and this might be my year too.

    RON [​IMG]
     
  10. bnjrob

    bnjrob Overrun With Chickens

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    LOL - at least they recognize what you're doing and appreciate it. The cashiers frequently ask me what in the world I am doing with so much of this or that or why I have three cases of glass jars. And they notice that I don't buy a lot of premade items. When I tell them that I make a lot of things from scratch, their little faces are just so funny to see and they will say something like "my granny used to know how to do that" - as if making things from scratch and preserving food is some ancient, secret ritual. What's even worse is that these are the cashiers in a small town store in a rural county. Boy have we gotten so far away from where things come from.
     
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