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rachel whetzel
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rachel whetzel replied to Joe Klinkhoff's discussion 'HOMEGROWN Eggs vs Store Bought' in the group Backyard Chickens
"Hi Joe!! I'll do my best to give you some answers. :)  Storage: I store my eggs in the fridge, but a lot of people store their eggs on the counter. The very nature of eggs is to stay "fresh" for weeks at a time, because "in…"
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Thrift junkie. Free Spirit. Believer. Artist. Photographer. Mom to boys. Rust Lover. Worm Farmer. Blogger. Creative Soul. Rule Bender. Spider Saver. Coffee Drinker. Cream Lover. Chook Farmer. Sailor Mouth. Music Listener. Phone Talker. Garden Grower. Mess Maker. Risk Taker. Chewy Mom. Good Intender.
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At 2:02pm on November 11, 2010, Andrew Odom said…
You and I are just friends all over the place then. hahahaha. You can't get rid of me now!
At 1:04pm on November 11, 2010, Amy Francis said…
How funny that I should read this post today, when I had my first butchering experience. I didn't do it myself (just because of time and not having the proper tools, etc.) but Brutus the Buckeye rooster went to the butcher this morning. No answer to craigslist ads or local online chicken club pleas, and after getting louder and louder and more aggressive, I finally decided it had to be done. I just hope he tastes good! :) I appreciate your blog that points out a lot of the thought that goes into eating named animals raised in your yard--some folks think I'm crazy.
At 7:19am on November 11, 2010, Andrew Odom said…
I think we are friends already somehow. Anyway, here I am...all homegrown and stuff!
At 12:22pm on November 3, 2010, Amy Francis said…
Rachel, your photos are beautiful and your chicken tutorial was right on!
At 4:33pm on August 17, 2010, Amy said…
Great idea, I will do try the wormer. Thanks, Rachel.
At 12:16pm on August 17, 2010, Amy said…
Rachel,
Thanks for the chicken comment. I will try trimming her feathers and see if that helps the runny poo situation. Even when she spends the day indoors, in the cooler air, her comb is still droopy. She's also losing weight. As the lowest in the pecking order, maybe that has something to do with it.
At 4:16pm on July 14, 2010, Cornelia said…
Hi Rachel - welcome to HOMEGROWN! Um...what's a Chook Farmer? :) Looking forward to you sharing your stories (and photos!) with us here. Let me know if you have any questions.

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Thrift junkie. Free Spirit. Believer. Artist. Photographer. Mom to boys. Rust Lover. Worm Farmer. Blogger. Creative Soul. Rule Bender. Spider Saver. Coffee Drinker. Cream Lover. Chook Farmer. Sailor Mouth. Music Listener. Phone Talker. Garden Grower. Mess Maker. Risk Taker. Chewy Mom. Good Intender.

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My First Butcher

I blogged about my experience with our first butcher on my blog... HERE.



Excerpt:

...I guess one of the biggest things when you're raising your own food is that you can't just keep a bunch of animals around just because you gave

them a name. Eventually, hens get too old to lay eggs. There just isn't

enough room in the world for all the extra animals that don't fit into a

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