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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    I meant breeding them. DOes anyone have the tote with top open, egg area, ramp to collection jar? I know what they look like ...[​IMG]

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  2. Heron's Nest Farm

    Heron's Nest Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Our Roost

    Our Roost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hellbender, Got any links for process to crossbreed 2 different breeds? Rooster to hen and then what?I need a proven recipe.
     
  4. hellbender

    hellbender Overrun With Chickens

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    If (when) the big stinking brown blobs hits the fan in this country, they will wish they knew how to do something more productive than pull an item off the shelf and fling it into a basket. All of my kids have some knowledge of preserving meat, and heck, preserving all kinds of food stuffs but Jason is like a little ol' granny woman...what he hasn't learned to do in one season, he gets onto it the next season. His skills have way out-strapped mine and I'm happy to say it.
     
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  5. hellbender

    hellbender Overrun With Chickens

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    I have to go to 'work' now..does are like high-stepping and the kids are screaming. When we get things under control here, I will give you the benefit of the very limited experiences we have had here.
     
  6. Shellz

    Shellz Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've been thinking about these for a few years now too. I can't remember the set up, but it might be worthwhile for me if I can't free range my birds this year. No time lately to investigate myself...:p
     
  7. Shellz

    Shellz Chillin' With My Peeps

  8. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    I was wondering if there are hand grinders could handle chicken bones. Seems the answer is no and I'm underestimating how hard it is to grind up chicken bones...?

    I've seen similar things to what you described, they are so fascinating. Did you know there was a dog breed of sorts called turnspit dog? They were to run on a wheel constantly, iirc one main use was to keep meat revolving over a fire.

    Ground bonemeal was used a lot for gardening, bulbs in particular. Nowadays ground bonemeal is not of much use for bulbs as they are sterilized too much.....
     
  9. DesertChic

    DesertChic Overrun With Chickens

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    I still use bone meal in my straw bale garden and to a certain extent in my raised (trough) beds. For certain plants it works extremely well as a natural, organic fertilizer here in the desert SW.
     
  10. gevshiba

    gevshiba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 1 HP grinder. It handles most chicken & turkey bones, but takes some backing up on the heavier bones. I can't get the turkey keel bones through. Mine isn't hard to clean, or at least I don't think so. If I had the money, I'd get a 1 3/4 HP grinder. Then maybe I wouldn't need all the backing up and might not have to do so much cutting up. If I really had the money, I'd look for something that could take a whole bird. It's a lovely dream!
     

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