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Old 02-02-2014, 11:05 AM   #41
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:17 AM   #42
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Butter, eggs from my chickens and real mayonnaise.

Also will not touch anything with artificial sweetener, I avoid sugar at home, too, honey is my go to sweetener.
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Butter, eggs from my chickens and real mayonnaise.

Also will not touch anything with artificial sweetener, I avoid sugar at home, too, honey is my go to sweetener.
How many chickens do you have? Been thinking about chickens...never done it, don't know a thing about raising them.
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How many chickens do you have? Been thinking about chickens...never done it, don't know a thing about raising them.
I got a dozen last spring, 6 turned into roosters that all went in the freezer at @ 16 weeks, so 6 layers left. Learning to kill and clean chickens from youtube and trying it the first time is an experience.

I will get another dozen this spring and do the same but maybe keep one rooster to try brooding my own chicks.

I knew nothing of raising chickens this time last year, but knew I wanted some. Some time at backyard chickens dot com, some left over materials, a roll of stucco wire and away I went.

I get an egg a day per bird, these days it seems like even more, I don't understand it.

They are great and I totally recommend getting some. I sit in the chicken yard and just watch them some times, better than TV.
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Are there lots of "health issues" to pay attention to?
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Are there lots of "health issues" to pay attention to?
Whose health?
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Whose health?
The chickens...do they need antibiotics and a bunch of things to keep them healthy?
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The chickens...do they need antibiotics and a bunch of things to keep them healthy?
I wouldn't dream of feeding my chickens any of that crap, would kind of defeat the purpose of raising my own. You have to watch the feed you buy, some of it has that stuff added in already.

Keep the coop clean, lots of nice fresh litter (i use pine shavings like for rabbit cages), clean water, big area to play outside. Not one issue yet.
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What do you do with chickens in the winter? I've been thinking about getting a bunch but I dont think they would survive sub zero winters outside.
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My dad vows fresh chicken is much better than the frozen ones. He goes to a meat market in the City that gets deliveries on Tuesdays. There is always a line, gotta get there early.

Shane, do you wring their neck or chop 'em off ? I can remember my great grandmother wringing the necks. My grand mother used a hatchet. Boiling hot water and pick them feathers?
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What do you do with chickens in the winter? I've been thinking about getting a bunch but I dont think they would survive sub zero winters outside.
I do nothing different in the winter. Aside from keeping a light on so they get 14 hours of light, otherwise they will stop laying. I've read that tossing them a bit of corn in the evening helps them generate a bit more heat themselves, but I've never tried it, they don't seem to need it.

When it's too cold, or too snowy outside, they hang out in the coop. Once the sun comes out, they come outside and scratch around, they don't really seem to mind.

I did get a more winter hardy breed, Chantecler, they have smaller combs and wattles which are less prone to frostbite than in breeds with large combs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chantecler_%28chicken%29
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My dad vows fresh chicken is much better than the frozen ones. He goes to a meat market in the City that gets deliveries on Tuesdays. There is always a line, gotta get there early.

Shane, do you wring their neck or chop 'em off ? I can remember my great grandmother wringing the necks. My grand mother used a hatchet. Boiling hot water and pick them feathers?
I put them head first into an upside down cone and slit their throats and let them bleed out.
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I put them head first into an upside down cone and slit their throats and let them bleed out.
I just peel back the cellophane and discard the Styrofoam base.
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My dad vows fresh chicken is much better than the frozen ones. He goes to a meat market in the City that gets deliveries on Tuesdays. There is always a line, gotta get there early.

Shane, do you wring their neck or chop 'em off ? I can remember my great grandmother wringing the necks. My grand mother used a hatchet. Boiling hot water and pick them feathers?
My 88 year old father and his 84 year old brother raise quite a few chickens - several varieties. Once or twice a year, they "process" the ones that will be eaten. They have a clean trash can and ring the chicken's head off by spinning them around in the can, then throw the head in another can and get the bird out of the can and hung by the feet to bleed out. Then, the bird gets immersed in hot water for a bit (can't remember how long). They have one of those tub things with the rotating rubber fingers they use to remove the feathers. All in all, it makes for a nasty day. It is an experience my children and some of my grandchildren have witnessed. A couple of them still have nightmares over it. It kind of reminds me of a Duck Dynasty episode where Phil demonstrates how to clean a duck at an elementary school.
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I really envy all you guys who enjoy food so much. I wish there was some food that I really enjoyed. Unfortunately, to me, eating is just something I have to do to subsist. I do enjoy the social aspect of eating but that's all it is to me. Left on my own, I will eat a can of hominy for lunch or pehaps a can of cream corn. I've been to almost every fancy restaurant (read that as expensive) in Dallas with business relationships or special occasions with my wife. Most of the time, it didn't cost me anything but it still wasn't a big deal for me. It is said that most of what people think of as taste is actually what smells they are experiencing. I do enjoy smells as I have a keen sense of smell but very weak sense of taste. I like the smell of bread baking (driving down Central Expressway in Dallas by the Mrs. Baird's bakery was a treat years ago - but it's gone - sold to Bimbo and moved). There are very few things I really like. Two that do come to mind are licorice and Girl Scout samoa cookies.
I feel sorry for you that you don't enjoy food more than you do. For me it doesn't have to be fancy or expensive in fact for me some of the best stuff is what the poor people no eat like the people in Mexico. Alot of barbecue started that way. Poorer people had to buy cheaper cuts of meat and figured out how to make it good. I guess I'll what I'm trying to say is it doesn't have to be fancy to be good. I have eaten at some of those high dollar restaurants and while the food was good I have had meals at truck stops that to me were as good and more enjoyable.
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Food in general. My wife decided we needed to go on a 21 day fast. Been pretty rough. Nothing but fruits and vegetables. Water only to drink.
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Food in general. My wife decided we needed to go on a 21 day fast. Been pretty rough. Nothing but fruits and vegetables. Water only to drink.


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Rib-eye & good bread for cheesesteaks. No velveeta, either.

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