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1 You found me, hello again!! on Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:41 pm

Giddyup

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Wow it's been nearly two years, I guess having a toddler does that!
Thanks for the email Jonny stirring up the members.
Nice to see some familiar names still kicking around Smile
We still have some poultry, 9 red sussex who are laying very well for us. A pair of saxony's who are not, lol. Not sure what I am going to do about them.
We are considering finally trying some meat birds now that have a travelling tractor but need some inspiration.
It has been a helluva a few years with too much animal loss, working, being mom to our 4.5 yr old boy.
I am just now getting back in the saddle and am a little reluctant to take on something new.

So

Anyone gonna tell me meat birds are easy?? scratch

2 Re: You found me, hello again!! on Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:42 am

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How about trying some of those alternative meat breeds? They seem to have better survivability, although they eat more and take a longer time to get there........

3 Re: You found me, hello again!! on Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:58 am

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Depends on what breed you want to go with. I'm sure it can't be any worse than running down your little man. I have 2 little men myself so I feel your pain figuratively speaking, lol.

What were you thinking of? MG's , Freedoms, Cornish, ?????

4 Re: You found me, hello again!! on Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:50 am

appway

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Good to see you Back

5 Re: You found me, hello again!! on Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:54 am

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Welcome back! Johnny did a good job with that email!

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6 Re: You found me, hello again!! on Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:59 pm

Jonny Anvil

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Welcome back!!!


Glad to see you found your way.

I am not 100% sure on the different types of meat varieties that are available.
I have heard the Mistral Gris are rather decent as are the freedom rangers.

Hope you find some good info and advice.


What are you looking for in a meat breed?


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7 Re: You found me, hello again!! on Thu May 07, 2015 10:57 pm

Giddyup

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Thx all!
Looking for something that isn't going to croak before we get to it. Not a dual purpose, tried that.
Might have to just start off with something at Buckerfields/Rochester hatchery?
We have a brooder area in a stall and the tractor on grass when they can move out. The weather is nice here but with how quick they grow i wonder if they will even make it there?? Also I hear we have to book our butcher date well ahead of time?
I miss eating chicken, I rarely buy it at the store...but I am not into using the organ meat so I struggle with the whole thing...feels like a waste of an animal...even though I am sure friends would trade us something for giving them the organs...

8 Re: You found me, hello again!! on Fri May 08, 2015 7:53 am

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