Keeping Poultry !

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« on: December 22, 2007, 17:06 »
How many of you guys actually keep chickens and rear them for the table ??

I have mixed feelings about it - I like the idea of knowing exactly where the food has come from and the life it has lead but not sure when push comes to shove i could do it  :roll:

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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2007, 17:08 »
:lol:  :lol: There has been some recent talk of pet turkeys on this forum ...

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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2007, 20:48 »
Start here and ask yourself can I do this ?

Good luck, if I had more room then I would.
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2007, 20:55 »
I started with 6 chickens November last year and now have 36, all have names and are loved like my 5 dogs ad 8 cats oh and the ducks and guinea pigs, no I dont keep mine to eat an I dont care.
PS dont tell OH, he thinks we still only have a dozen or so :shock:
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2007, 23:11 »
Oh and don't name them!!  :lol:

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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2007, 23:13 »
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Oh and don't name them!!  :lol:


What are your's called Richy  :wink:
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2007, 23:17 »
dinner, hot pot, sandwich and nuggets  :lol:

no names this time Aunty.

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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2007, 23:27 »
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

I knew they'd get named  :wink:

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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2007, 23:34 »
When we got 3 geese, my friend Jacqui named them.  One was Sage, one was onion and the third was CD (Christmas Dinner!  that was her one!!)  :lol:

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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2007, 17:06 »
Dazza, when it comes to making them table ready, send them out to a reliable slaughter place. That will make it easier on you and you'll be sure to get properly killed food. I did my own chickens the first year and found it very time consuming. I sent them out the next year and was very surprised to find one had somehow contracted diptheria and had to be disposed of. So, it was well worth the money to know I wasn't eating an infected bird.  Otherwise, they're a laugh to watch and be around, although a regular demand to feed, water, keep cool in summer and protect from others hoping to mooch free meals.



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