New to BYC from west Michigan

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rick54, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. rick54

    rick54 In the Brooder

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    Hello to All,
    My wife and I have kept chickens for over 40 years now, and yes it does seem like a life time! They are her hobby, I just enjoy the eggs and toast for breakfast, and haul feed when she needs it.

    The reason for joining today, is to gather some information on processing equipment. We have in the past raised some meat birds, but the hand scalding and hand plucking can challenge the marriage union! LOL So I am in the process of researching out the best bang for my dollar on processing equipment. I enjoy the large roasters for Sunday afternoon dinner, as well as the left-over meals one gets out of one of these birds.

    For the most part, the birds are pretty much care free and we enjoy watching them.

    At this time I'd like to thank all of you in advance for any future help you may offer me.

    Regards,
    Rick
     
  2. SA Farm

    SA Farm Songster

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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm so glad you joined!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    [​IMG] I know there are some threads on processing - maybe if you put that in the search box, some will pop up. The poster frequently discuss what equipment works best, some make their own.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    PS If you go to "Raising Backyard chickens' forum, there is a side tab for other topics, scroll down and you will find one for MEAT BIRDS - people discuss processing and equipemt - pro/con.
     
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  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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  7. Webechickens

    Webechickens Chirping

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    Hello from east central Indiana! My husband and I will be doing the same thing. Wish there was the ability to rent them around here, but there isn't.
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC!
     

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