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Re: Poultry in the Parlor


Hmmmmm, that's a tough one then. I think I'd make the drive to the hatchery then. Keep us posted.
A

----- Original Message ----- From: "Jesse Bell" <justjess01@gmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Poultry in the Parlor


Can't do it.  Once you raise them from a baby - and they look into your
eyes...nope, just can't do it.  I get too attached to my animals.  I would
make a lousy pioneer woman.   *sighhhhh*

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 8:27 PM, james singer <inlandjim1@q.com> wrote:

That's the best thing to do with them--put them in the freezer. They make
good soup, stew, and stock.


On Jan 13, 2009, at 6:20 PM, andreah wrote:

 OK, nobody yell at me when I ask this question. Can't you maybe cook the
roosters? or sell them! I know NOTHING about chicken raising. I do know that my Great Aunt Sybil made their rooster into a stew after he spurred me but I was too young to remember that ordeal. I've just been told that story. So,
if that is an option I say hatch away! LOL!
A

----- Original Message ----- From: "Jesse Bell" <justjess01@gmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 9:12 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Poultry in the Parlor


 OMG...I can SO relate.  Last year I raised TWO batches of chicks in my
laundry room. And now - somebody stop me - I'm ready to do another batch this spring because I need more egg layers. I have 8 hens and I have so many orders for eggs that I can't keep up with it all. People want farm, fresh eggs and word got around at my job that I have them. I can barely keep enough for myself! (I have become the "Egg Pimp") The problem with
this is that I have no idea how many hens will hatch, and how many
roosters.
I don't NEED anymore roosters. "Mr. Mojo" is a handful and I have to put
him in his place on a weekly basis.  He doesn't like anybody in there
with
his "women" and he'll come running at me.  I bop him on the head and go
on
about my business of feeding - but he tries it again a week later. Goofy rooster. It's expensive to drive to a hatchery to buy pullets - and not
sure it's really worth it.  One of my young hens is turning into a
"brooder"
so I know she'll sit on some eggs if I let her.  To hatch, or not to
hatch...that is the question of the day.


On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 7:52 PM, andreah <andreah@hargray.com> wrote:

that was absolutely hilarious! I added her to my homepage so I can read
other posts. Thanks for sharing!
A

----- Original Message ----- From: "Patricia Dickson" <
pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 1:52 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Poultry in the Parlor



This is my step sister in law... she is a master gardener in Tx....

wonderful
writer.  I hope some of you find time to read her things.
Just had to share.... knew so many of you would relate!
Tricia

--- On Tue, 1/13/09, Suzanne


Hey, Everybody,

I wanted to let you know that I have another chicken blog post online
(along
with some other things).  Here's the link:

http://www.findfarmcredit.com/farm-credit-bank-blog.aspx?blog_id=100
I don't want to bombard you with all this stuff, so if you want to be
notified
when a new post goes live, you can subscribe on the website. There's a
little
Subscribe button to the right of the post that will walk you through
doing
that.

Hope everybody is happy and  well.

Love, Suzy

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Inland Jim
Willamette Valley
44.99 N 123.04 W
Elevation 148'
39.9" Precipitation
Hardiness Zone 8/9
Heat Zone 5
Sunset Zone 6
Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
Maximum 102 F [39 C]


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