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Thar's gold in them thar gizzards!!!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tnkinhunting, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. tnkinhunting

    tnkinhunting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently purchased a great book "Bantam Chickens" by Fred P. Jeffery - First printing 1974 - Fifth printing 1995. On page 123 at the end of the feeding section was this little tidbit:

    How to get Rich in Montana - as reported by an anonymous writer in Farm-Poultry (1893):

    "The latest hen story comes from Montana where a miner claims to have found
    $l0.00 worth of gold nuggets in a bantam's gizzard.

    He at once bought 50 more and turned them out to pick up gold. Thirty-one
    of them yeilded $387.00"
     
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  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I just imagined lots of tough chicken dinners or shifting though collected chicken wastes. :eek:

    Funny story though!
     
  3. tnkinhunting

    tnkinhunting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We never threw out the gizzard! It was a prize piece of fried chicken! Along with the heart and liver! Yum! [​IMG]
     
  4. Steve

    Steve Ye Olde Henhouse Builder

    Local pub specializes in Gizzards.....they are good.

    http://www.gizzardcity.com/

    Joe's was recently featured on a TV show Diners, Drive ins and Dives....or something like that.....there is a clip on you tube showing their video from the TV show.
     
  5. tnkinhunting

    tnkinhunting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a good video - and I love that show! Watch it all the time.
     

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