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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Local family needed some food, they just happened to have ordered a batch of chicks a two months ago. The order was from cackle hatchery and was the frypan special. The family got 100 chicks of heritage breeds - buffs, rhode island reds, barred rocks,,,,. The chicks are not big enough to...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    My wife has 11 Buffs on the way including one rooster. When we pick the buffs up from the feed store I am probably going to get another rooster and some more pullets, but not sure which kind of rooster to get. We will probably walk away with around 20 chicks that day. The feed store will...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    My two silver laced wyandottes are teaming up on my new rooster. They work together to corner the rooster, then attack it. They position themselves on the roost so the rooster can not get to the flock. This does not seem to be pecking order behavior, at least to me, it looks more like...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    My wife and I obtained two heinz-57 roosters that have been rather "neglected." The roosters are going from being wild, never handled, roosted in trees at night type of life, to being in a chicken house with a dozen hens who have been socialized. Rooster #1 - looks like it has some Rhode...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I was wondering. When it comes to selecting a breed of chicken to grace your property.... What are you looking for in a chicken? For instance for me I look for ones that are Hardy, good layers, quiet, easy to handle, less or average broodiness, and dual purpose. Naturally this did not lead me...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Any chook farmers out there know how many Hens/Roosters do I need to eat 2 per week indefinitely? (ie, so they can breed around 100 new chooks a year plus how ever many are required to keep as future breeders) I expect different breeds may be different numbers, so lets assume Rhode Island Red...
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Little (censored) has started biting. I'm going to bite back. :D: I know how to kill, gut and pluck chickens, as I grew up in a multi-cultural neighbourhood, where urban self sufficiency was the norm. What I'm asking, is for a good recipe that you might have for Rooster/tough meat. I know...
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