Pennsylvania!! Unite!!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by LeBlackbird, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. patrickschick

    patrickschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you ever think to call? There is a place right by me that processes and they are inexpensive. Considering doing a run of meaty birds, but will not name a single one of them. And if I do that I will build a plucker. Thank God for youtube lol
     
  2. BullChick

    BullChick Not who you think Premium Member

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    There are some reasonably priced pluckers advertised in the latest "Hobby Farms; Chickens" magazine, but if you have the ability to make a plucker yourself, you should build a few, and sell them at the get togethers. You should also share the one you have. I have to drive almost two hours to get to the closest butcher. I may as well come see one of you, and ...
    Bad idea. If I am killing birds, I probably don't want to be talked (or "awwww!"ed) into more chickens. You would all send me away with twice as many as I was culling!
     
  3. patrickschick

    patrickschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A friend of mine built one just with pvc pipe and cut tarp straps attached to a drill. He likes it! It's another take off of another youtube video. He only processes 10 at a time so it doesn't consume a whole saturday.
     
  4. patrickschick

    patrickschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thought I had that hobby farms mag and realized it's popular farming series : chickens

    lol
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    Missy ~ ME TOO!! i havent been there for about 20 years!! FISH SAMMYS!!! YUMMMY!! LOL

    CHAD~ What ever am I gonna do with all these eggs when my LF Mays start laying... FRESH EGGS FOR SALE SIGN COMIN UP......Anyday now....COME ON ***!! I put a timer light in there now, gonna wake their arses up!!

    BATOR time !!!!! WOOOOH WHOOO!! I may have to pass along a broody silkie for you at some point too!

    Where do they process? I would love to just do meat birds and do the stagged so I always have a freezer full... I have a note on my sticky to figure out a set up for this... I will explain later when I find some pics and info.... I ALSO WILL NOT NAME, NO I WILL NOT NAME NO NO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! we always waxed when I was a kid..
     
  6. BullChick

    BullChick Not who you think Premium Member

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    I can't decide on an emotion. I am mad, and I am tempted to rant. I am frustrated, and I want to stick my tongue out at you guys!
    I am big on "no chicks in the winter" My generator is broken, and I lose power often.
    However, BCM are a breed I have been wanting, and you guys won't stop talking about them! So, I am very close to making a few calls, and getting some straight run. I would keep them in the basement (which stays warm) until spring ... Unless I felt comfortable that they can handle the cold. Yes,8 weeks they are feathered. Keep telling me, and I might believe that. Until then I will feel too guilty.
    Anyway, in the Spring they can go out to their own coop. I can then know whom is breeding with whom, and have pure BCM.
    You guys just don't play fair.
     
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  7. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    neener neener neener!
     
  8. patrickschick

    patrickschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Burkholder on rosebud rd.

    And Patrick on Jonathan Dr coming soon.
     
  9. patrickschick

    patrickschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a dang one of them has been broody. One of the comets I thought was and she was just laying and in the middle of the act every time I caught her lol.
     
  10. heatherscooby77

    heatherscooby77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Chad, sorry I went to bed before I saw your post!
     

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