Our first Broilers....

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Keltara, May 25, 2011.

  1. We got them yesterday. Now I have to start reading all about the meat birds. Here are the little peeps:
  2. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Songster

    May 9, 2011
    Arco, ID
    Awww....I just love them as babies!! Ummm yeah, they'll be grown out of your brooder in about a week!! [​IMG]
  3. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    good luck to you!!! [​IMG]
    please read ALL of the stickies at the top of this section.
  4. Denninmi

    Denninmi Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Oh, you're not too far from me. I'm in Oakland Co.

    I ordered my first batch, coming in next week. It will be interesting.

    I am NOT going to dwell on "cute" or anything like that, even though I know they will be.

    I've vowed to refer to them as simply "the McNuggets" and leave it at that, and I'm also going to tell the rest of the fam NOT to get attached or familiar.

    Just basic care and leave them be.

    I'm going to reserve the doting and naming and befriending for the 3 geese I just hatched and the 12 Golden 300 hybrid laying ducks I got from Metzers this morning in the mail. They're all pets and will be spoiled, albeit pets with benefit of eggs from the ducks.
    Last edited: May 25, 2011
  5. itsy

    itsy Songster

    Mar 14, 2011
    New England
    Congrats on your meaties. I'd like to see any updates you post so that I can learn from them for when I get my first batch.

    Also... congrats on your new pet critters! Do you eat the duck eggs? My boyfriend really wants us to get ducks.
  6. Denninmi

    Denninmi Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Quote:Will do. It will be a learning experience. I've cleaned meaties before, just not done the butchering.

    Duck eggs are the BEST for both eating and baking. Richer flavor but not "strong", very large yolks, and the whites really whip up extremely firm and fluffy for things like angel food and chiffon cakes.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: