Euskal Oiloa ( Basque Thread)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by skylinepoultry, May 22, 2011.

  1. Meg2000000

    Meg2000000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm having a hard time culling my two sick Barnevelder chicks and we're not even eating them! Ugh
     
  2. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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  3. buckabucka

    buckabucka Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, I can relate, to an extent. I know I would never eat chicken if I had to butcher it myself. And I did feel very sad sending our mean roo off to the butcher. If I raise something and spend time keeping it alive, I always feel like it is a major betrayal when I send them off to be killed.

    Maybe because they sit in the freezer for a while, I get over the eating part. Especially when you consider how the chicken at the supermarket was treated.
     
  4. Twisted-Rooster

    Twisted-Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like my hes, I have to many roo's(7 total out of 10 hatched) I guess tomorrow the 3 white legs go to freezer camp...Don't know what to do to them..Can't keep feeding them!!
     
  5. Twisted-Rooster

    Twisted-Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like my hens(sorry can't spell tonight)...
     
  6. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    Let us know how it goes tomorrow!

    How old, how big and how tasty they are. I will probably be processing three when they reach 20 weeks.

    Ron
     
  7. Maggiesdad

    Maggiesdad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good read HERE from the ALBC on how to treat heritage chicken meat,,,
     
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  8. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    Thank you very much!

    I gave you a thumbs up to add to your reputation(when this is added to the site). I shared the link with the Northern California thread

    Ron
     
  9. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks so much, that is very interesting. Thats pretty much how I handle my dual-purpose birds - nice to have some validation. The appx. 16 week old Jaerhons I had butchered were skinny but so tasty! My next batch (EO's, EE's ) are staying until close to 20 weeks.
     
  10. buckabucka

    buckabucka Overrun With Chickens

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    I've been growing mine until 24 weeks in the past, but I have no idea how I came up with that number!
     

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