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The 4th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Happy Chooks, Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. delisha

    delisha Overrun With Chickens

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    Thought I would post pictures of today..mom had her chicks out in the snow..

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  2. JoyfulPromise

    JoyfulPromise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww, good for her! LOL, so much for 80-90ยบ brooders! [​IMG] Mom knows best!
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    awww what breed is she? chicks are so cute!
     
  4. delisha

    delisha Overrun With Chickens

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    She is my own *breed* of chicken
    I have been breeding dual purpose chickens for 30 years. They do not have a name..they are large, good foragers, robust, healthy, good egg layers, great mothers. Hens are about 6-7 lbs and cockerels are about 10lbs. Very predator wary. I breed about 200 chicks a year to sell for food and I grow 60 for myself for food and keep two good pullets a year. I usually cull the hens at 6 years and roosters at two years. I keep 6 hens and one rooster with the best cockerel and two pullets threw the winter with this line.
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    I thought she may be one that we discussed!! Cool!! I would love to see pics of them! do you have them in a chicken file?
     
  6. delisha

    delisha Overrun With Chickens

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  7. delisha

    delisha Overrun With Chickens

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    Thought I would post a few picks of the variety of colors I get from the Muscoveys
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    This is my breeding stock
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    These are feed out chicks from my stock ..the chicks feather fast because I do not heat as hot as other do..these chicks are a few days old.
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    This is a young cockerel my DH liked and wanted me to keep..I still have him but he is a cull..He is huge for his age, just lacking in chest.
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    More scovy pics and a few baby ducks
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    This is a really old chicken..she was laying regular at the age of 7. I hated to cull her but at her age I did not want her to fall ill. She was giving up feathering after molt to continue to lay..
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    These were her last chicks. I kept one.
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    This is the grand daddy of them all..He was a big bird..I have a picture of him later in this group
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    This field is planted with Oregano, spinach, kale, squash, and pumpkin for the birds..it looks like this in late fall..they live in this field.
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    Grandaddy..that is a cake pan..he weighed over 12 lbs after butcher. and was delicious at his advanced age. I slow roasted him just like a turkey.
     
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  8. CayuseRanch

    CayuseRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow he is a nice big bird! Tasty.
     
  9. Gardeningmama

    Gardeningmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    OMGoodness! I didn't see that one coming!! Well, he was beautiful, and then again, just as beautiful in the roasting pan.[​IMG]
     
  10. OffGridMAMA

    OffGridMAMA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love!!!
     
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