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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by LeBlackbird, Sep 24, 2009.
I have only ever done really small batches, talking butter dish small,,,for quail....there was occasions they got dry and were just fine with it.
Ugh, that sucks that he's getting laid off...and you don't need to be working more, your back is already jacked up!
For meat birds, I've bought several times from both of these hatcheries, and have been very pleased with the birds. Both are located in PA, and neither have an online presence. The page for Reich's just has contact information. AFAIK, they cater mostly to the Amish and other Plain farmers who don't care about websites.
Reich's have a couple kinds of Cornish crosses that do well on pasture and aren't nearly as annoying as Cornish x from Tractor Supply. One is a barred cross that is hardy, forages well, and dresses out to 5# in 12 weeks. Not as fast as the less hardy Cornish x, but faster than Freedom Rangers. they do fine in hot weather.
Clearview Stock Farm & Hatchery
PO Box 399
Gratz, PA 17030
Clearview's version of the barred broilers are called Kosher Kings. Good experiences with them, too. If I don't fill my freezer with spare roosters, I'll buy these later in the summer.
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We were visited by the biggest bear we have ever seen back here in the hollow last night. The dogs alerted us at first. DH was scaring him off with a flood light and he kept coming back. He busted a window out of my coop, so for now everything is boarded up. DH has to go out of town today and will be back Thursday. We'll do more re-enforcing this weekend. Admittedly, we hadn't predator proofed the coop to our liking yet anyway.
So all 30 chickens are fine, but I'm a bit nervous. It will keep coming back, no? What are you best bear deterrent ideas (other than getting rid of the darn garbage)? I am not comfortable enough with guns to use them when DH is not home.
I actually found a different one a little closer to me, very well constructed for $385.
I have never used one, don't know how it would work with corn. Just a thought. The are others available, this just looked like a bigger one.