The Old Folks Home

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Wisher1000, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. chickisoup

    chickisoup one Blessed chicki Premium Member

    thank you for sharing the great pics!!! Yes, America is still a great land with great small hometowns, and large ones too, filled with folks with small town hearts and values that still makes us the greatest nation on earth!!!
     
  2. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    How much if a difference is there between a cockerel at 16-17 weeks as opposed to 20 weeks+? Like...As far as eating them goes, size, whatever else you can think of?
     
  3. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    I find if they're not bred as a meaty that they're much more rounded out and better eating at around 24 weeks.
     
  4. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    Chickadoodles: no prob. Im not sure if poppys are legal here tho. Isnt there where herion and opium come from?
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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  6. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles True BYC Addict

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    They are the California state flower, I bought them at the store. lol
     
  7. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    When I thought I was moving to VA a while back, I posted all my cockerels on the local version of CL for free because I thought I would have to unload them faster than I would be able to butcher them. An older Mexican descent gentleman came and got all of them. I knew he was going to process them and it made me feel good to know that he appreciated fresh farm raised chicken as much as we do. Even though I was planning on feeding them to my family, it made me happy to know they were going to feed another family.
     
  8. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    I do feel bad (most of the time) butchering the boys, but I'd rather they lead a happy (if short) life and then serve a greater purpose. And if I can, I'd rather they serve my purpose instead of another person.


    It's always something around here. Just a few minutes ago BF was doing the dishes (he's so well trained) and noticed the biddies were acting really on guard. He gets the Walther and heads out onto the porch and notices a skunk in the chicken run going after the birds. Couple of shots, and he hits it, but it runs off. He goes and gets his shoes and goes out after it (despite the fact that it's a predator, it shouldn't suffer) and I went out too to help. It's pouring. He trekked through the poison ivy in shorts. The coop and run smell to nauseating levels. We didn't end up finding it, unfortunately. I have to say I'm glad it's raining and not super humid and hot because the smell would be so much worse.
     
  9. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    Happy Fourth of July everyone! Wisher what you said earlier about this day was elegant, eloquent, and gets a resounding "HEAR HEAR" from me. Awesome heartfelt sentiments! [​IMG]
    DH and I went on a small trip to a beautiful garden that is about an hour away. They have about 55 acres and have set up all kinds of different kinds of gardens. Beautiful spot. Cynthia, I know you have heard of Thanksgiving Point. Here are a few from our trip today.
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    BTW the traditional corn on the cob and stakes from the BBQ tasted wonderful today. [​IMG]
     
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  10. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles True BYC Addict

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    Absolutely beautiful pics! Happy fourth [​IMG]
     
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