Pittsburgh, PA (AKA Steeler Country, West PA, East OH, North WV)!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by bluey, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Crowing

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    Definitely! A bit hard to build a new coop from the ground up when it's covered with about 6 inches of snow [​IMG]
     
  2. slab1

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    Let me know how it goes. I'm waiting for spring to get set up but my interest in broilers hinges partly on finding a processor. My contact with the WV Dept. of Ag indicates there are no small processors in WV. The director there called the poultry professor at WVU and he also reported no processors within a reasonable distance of me...... if I'm going to try it my self, I'll likely start very small just to see if I'm really interested.
     
  3. I'd check the phone book for any butcher shops in your area also and contact them to see if they either do chickens or know of anyone else local who does them. Some butcher shops will do local farm animals...
     
  4. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Crowing

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    Also check to see if there are any Amish farms locally. They will often process livestock for people locally.
     
  5. CrazyRays

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    Hello fellow Pittsburghers, I lived in Beechview for twenty years and my wife wanted a new place so we moved out to Robinson Township.
    I am the proud flockmaster of 26 chicks only about 17 days old or so. Me and my dog Rocco love them baby chicks. Looking forward to sharing with all of you. Thanks, Ray.
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  6. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Crowing

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    WELCOME RAY! Love the babies! I see some barred rocks in there & a couple RIR or Red Stars. Tell us what else you have hopping around that brooder [​IMG]
     
  7. Adorable! More pics please!!! Love pics of the little ones, and little ones with their dogs! They grow so fast it will be no time and you'll have yourself a beautiful flock!
     
  8. CrazyRays

    CrazyRays In the Brooder

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    8 Golden Laced Wyandotte, 7 Rhode Island Reds, 7 Barred Rocks and four cockerel either White Leghorn or White Barred Rock used as heaters for the delivery from Mcmurray Hatchery. I gave six away and four died. I can't figure out the boys in the others but I have my suspicions on a few tough guys! Today is two weeks from arrival on March 4th. Google Crazy rays brown eggs for my two videos on youtube.
     
  9. SilkieSensation

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    Head spots should tell you on the barred rocks. None or very small on the pullets & large on the roos. The wyandotte boys will get red combs very quickly, within the next week most likely. The RIR pullets will feather much faster than the roos. You most likely got leghorn boys since they are cheaper & often get used as peanuts.
     
  10. CrazyRays

    CrazyRays In the Brooder

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    Here are a few pictures of the chicks at two weeks old now.
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    Rocco with GL Wyandotte
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    Rhode Island red
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    GLW Male?
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    Rosie with a harness. I fixed her curled toes after wearing a boot for a few days.
     

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