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Oh that bounty from the sky

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bundick, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. bundick

    bundick Hatching

    Aug 12, 2010
    West point AL.
    [​IMG] At the local Gas station, having coffee, I asked about raising chicks in this hot weather. I told them about ordering them.
    We have the largest Chicken Farming population of any state or county right here in Cullman.

    One of the guys offerd this:[​IMG]
    "I just got in 44,000 Chicks. I'm not through Culling them for weak, dead, or too small yet, but I've thrown a Wheel barrow full to the Catfish already. I gotta Cull some more tomorrow and Monday. Your welcome to my culls"

    Wow! Hotdiggitydoggies I'm thinking to myself.
    "Yes sir, I want those Culls. I'll be over to your place to help you cull both Tomorrow and Monday!"
    He said I didn't have to but I'm gonna do it anyway. I wont pass up any learning experience at my young age.

    I don't know what I'm gonna feed em' though as I didn't get to the feed store in time. Maybe they'll last a day without food or I'll crush up some of the adult chicken pellets for them.

    I sure hope this turns out good.
  2. Yeah!! What breed?
  3. LindseyM12

    LindseyM12 Songster

    May 4, 2009
    North Carolina
  4. bundick

    bundick Hatching

    Aug 12, 2010
    West point AL.
    What breed? [​IMG]
    Most everything we get around here look like White Leghorns to me.
    I got some of the ones the "Chicken Pickers" left one time, they did not lay, and were tough as Sage brush to eat.[​IMG]

    We'll try Chicks this time. If I get enough that survive, I may keep them till they lay to see what's what with them.
    I'll have photo's tomorrow and by that time I should know the breed.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2010

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