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Cleaner coop now that the meaties are gone

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by HappyFarmLady, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. HappyFarmLady

    HappyFarmLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Can't believe how much cleaner my coop stays and how much less water they go through now that the 7 Cornish Crosses have been butchered!!! I kinda thought I would get some more, but now I'm not sure I want to do it this soon (just butchered on friday)!!
     
  2. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If possible, try raising them in a tractor if there's a next time. You don't need bedding, and the smell is spread out.
     
  3. trulyblessed

    trulyblessed Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree, the tractor is awesome. I almost was like "I'm never doing this again" after cleaning out their brooder everyday and smelling up my house.

    Two lessons learned: brooder always is going into the garage and 2, they go out to the tractor sooner!
     
  4. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is amazing how quickly just a few can mess up the place [​IMG]
     
  5. When you want some fresh BBQ or a good roaster, the internal knowledge of how much better your meaties tasted compared to a store bought chicken will kick in and off you go again raising meaties. With only 7 raised that'll be sometime late next month right??? They do poop alot, smell bad, look beat up, did I mention poop alot......But it's worth it!
     
  6. jgervais

    jgervais Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
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    Your so right... wont be long! You'll be thinking well..... 21 days to hatch and this many days to .....
     
  8. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are going to process our 22 meaties this weekend. I am totally looking forward to SUNDAY, when all the work is done. My intentions were to put them in a tractor this year but ran out of time and didn't build it. [​IMG]
    Soon, the coop will smell better.....
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2011
  9. jaimepowell

    jaimepowell Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree and I only had 3!!
     
  10. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You may consider trying a few CX for yourself before making your decision based on what other have said about them being too nasty. I know lots of people who don't say they're too nasty.
     

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