"Oh no! What you have is a rare case of zombie chickens! Be very, very careful! And always have a large, sharp knife with you when you're around you. If they attack, the only way to stop them is to remove their heads. But don't let them…"
"Sounds great! We plan on always having some available. The hens are always sitting on some eggs, so we hope to have a consistent batch hatching every month or so. We tried incubating them but have found that it's easier to just let the mamas do…"
"Thank you for the info Darin. We have been talking about getting either Muscovy or chickens for a while - have not made up our minds, but I've had the muscovy before and we loved them. I will keep your contact info."
If anyone is interested in purchasing baby Muscovy ducks, Coturnix quail or New Zealand White rabbits (from the Ozark line - purchased from Texas A&M in Kingsville, TX), I always have plenty available.We have 16 ducklings only a few weeks old and another couple dozen that should be here in a couple weeks.They come from 2 males and 11 females. They sell for $10 eachI'm also hatching out close to 180 Coturnix quail every week too. So we have both newly hatched chicks and fertile eggs always…See More
"It's probably a white meat thing. I've cooked old roosters and used this method and they were as tender as a young hen. I've never used sugar. Remember, the salt is to prepare it to be tender. After you soak it in salt sufficiently,…"
"It's rigor mortise. Either soak your chicken in salt water for 24+ hours in the fridge, rinse and cook it or freeze it and then thaw it and cook it. That offsets the rigor mortise effects. Same goes for rabbit and other like meats. Doing this…"
"Quarantine means to keep them completely separate, in a separate area so you can monitor them and make sure there are no surprises (sickness, disease, etc.). Keeping them quarantined protects your current flock from getting sick from the new herd if…"
"I have 5 that were born March 1st. The roosters were a RIR and a Columbian Wyandotte and the hens were RIR, Easter Egger, Barred Rock, Golden Buff. It looks like these young hens will be RIRs, Easter Egger (was a green egg), Golden Sex Link and…"
"I just put a dozen fertile eggs under my broody cochin. I put her to use when she gets that way. In fact, I look forward to one going broody to save me the work of hatching them with an incubator.I have a tiny little coop that is set up just for…"
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I have a rabbitry and teach others about self reliance and raising rabbits for meat. I also teach about emergency preparedness and some survival. I raise chickens, Coturnix quail, Muscovy ducks, Ring neck pheasants, do gardening and am getting into a few other things as well. I also own my own preparedness online store, blog and have some forums.
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