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Hatchlings vs. edible
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Would anyone have some insight into which eggs to eat & which ones we can anticipate hatching?  We have a hen & rooster & would like both.  Thank you in advance.  C.R.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by rachel whetzel May 30, 2011.

 

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rachel whetzel replied to Carolyn Rodriguez's discussion 'Hatchlings vs. edible'
"Soft shells are usually from young hens just starting! If you're not sure of your hen's age, that's a good indication she's under a year old. A few of my older hens lay soft shells when the oyster shells run out, but they also…"
May 30, 2011
Carolyn Rodriguez replied to Carolyn Rodriguez's discussion 'Hatchlings vs. edible'
"Hi  Rachel, how's the chicken-keeping going?  Since we last communicated, we have increased our flock by adding eleven chicks of varying ages & breeds.  My daughter's friend's family are also chicken keepers &…"
May 30, 2011
rachel whetzel replied to Carolyn Rodriguez's discussion 'Hatchlings vs. edible'
"I'm surprised the sheet worked at all!! My rooster crows inside their dark house each morning!! lol Do you have a roost in your hen house? That's where they sleep at night. Not in the nests. If they are sleeping in the nests, it's…"
May 16, 2011
Carolyn Rodriguez replied to Carolyn Rodriguez's discussion 'Hatchlings vs. edible'
"Good Morning,  EEK!  I tried to watch the video on killing cone butchering but couldn't get signed in...forgot my pswd & ran out of time.  However, there was a still shot of the chkns in the cones about to get it!  I…"
May 16, 2011
rachel whetzel replied to Carolyn Rodriguez's discussion 'Hatchlings vs. edible'
"I have my garden fenced off from the girls!! Even if they don't eat a plant, they scratch around them so much they sometimes up root things. I have a "special" flowerbed fenced off from them too! lol   I have butchered. I use a…"
May 15, 2011
Carolyn Rodriguez replied to Carolyn Rodriguez's discussion 'Hatchlings vs. edible'
"Have you ever butchered yours b/f?   I had a great-grandmother who lived on a farm, raised & ate her own chickens.  I was very young but can remember her catching the one she wanted for our dinner, swinging it around by the head…"
May 15, 2011
rachel whetzel replied to Carolyn Rodriguez's discussion 'Hatchlings vs. edible'
"I used to clip my wings... and the chickens got used to not being able to fly. Now they don't really even try. Handy for shorter fences to keep them out of my flower beds!! lol I don't really have anywhere they can't go now, but when…"
May 15, 2011
Carolyn Rodriguez replied to Carolyn Rodriguez's discussion 'Hatchlings vs. edible'
"Good Morning and a fine Cock-a-D00dle-Doo to You!  I enjoyed the video you sent.  You have a nice set up.  Also, you are ONE TOUGH WOMAN to do your own slaughtering.  Since I was a little girl, I have always wanted to live on a…"
May 15, 2011
rachel whetzel replied to Carolyn Rodriguez's discussion 'Hatchlings vs. edible'
"Yes, I'll be doing my own slaughter and processing. I've done it a few times, and it's not easy, but I'd rather know they died swiftly and in quiet than have someone else do it. Just sitting on the nest probably means she's…"
May 14, 2011
Carolyn Rodriguez replied to Carolyn Rodriguez's discussion 'Hatchlings vs. edible'
"Hi, Wow, that's unbelievable!  Do you do your own butchering?  My husband says he could do it but I definitely could not.   He's making additions to our little coop today--door, expanding their area.  …"
May 14, 2011
rachel whetzel replied to Carolyn Rodriguez's discussion 'Hatchlings vs. edible'
"I loaded my photo here on ning... you can do that by clicking on the 'MY PAGE' tab at the top, and then hover over the image. It will prompt you with a CHANGE PHOTO overlay that pops up over the image. Click that, and load one from your…"
May 13, 2011
Carolyn Rodriguez replied to Carolyn Rodriguez's discussion 'Hatchlings vs. edible'
"Hi Rachel,  I've been preoccupied w/ dogs, cats, kids & now, chickens.   Whew, it really never ends.  I will definitely check out the article you sent.  Thanks.  After I emailed last, we adopted two more…"
May 13, 2011
rachel whetzel replied to Carolyn Rodriguez's discussion 'Hatchlings vs. edible'
"Feathers are like fingernails. I personally trim poopy feathers from my hens with scissors. Clip about an inch or so from the skin, and you should be fine.   As for your Rooster, this article is pretty helpful in keeping roosters from becoming…"
May 12, 2011
Carolyn Rodriguez replied to Carolyn Rodriguez's discussion 'Hatchlings vs. edible'
"Our hen's rear-end has poop on the feathers.  Is it ok to spray them w/ the hose?  Or do they bathe?"
May 12, 2011
Carolyn Rodriguez replied to Carolyn Rodriguez's discussion 'Hatchlings vs. edible'
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May 12, 2011
Carolyn Rodriguez replied to Carolyn Rodriguez's discussion 'Hatchlings vs. edible'
"Good Morning, you are so kind to respond to my questions.  Thank you.  We have only had them for two days now.  I could hardly wait to hear the rooster crow when I went to sleep last night & even woke up 1/2 hr. early!  I…"
May 12, 2011

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