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Re: Meat chickens

Post by Iluv2hunt » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:20 pm

The only good cat is a dead cat. I woke up this morning and my tail gate has been clawed up. I mean bad. I hope I catch a $10,000 prize cat in the trap tonight.
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Re: Meat chickens

Post by Bossman » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:51 pm

Just thought that you might need some instructions.

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Re: Meat chickens

Post by MOSSYNUT » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:54 am

I don't know if I missed it but what breed did you get?

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Re: Meat chickens

Post by fishindad » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:07 pm

Inside cats... not for me.. but outside cats that people let come in my yard... That really pisses me off. I let my dog out when I see them.
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Re: Re: Meat chickens

Post by Iluv2hunt » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:14 pm

MOSSYNUT wrote:I don't know if I missed it but what breed did you get?
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Re: Meat chickens

Post by vonnick52 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:55 pm

fishindad wrote:Inside cats... not for me.. but outside cats that people let come in my yard... That really pisses me off. I let my dog out when I see them.
My catch dog is a bulldog mix of some sort, but he is a cat slayer. There are a bunch of feral cats that run around my neighborhood and he's got a couple of them.

He bites them in the midsection then puts his paws on either side of his head and holds the cat down while yanking up on its middle. lol, one of the neighbors saw it happen one day and they freaked out a bit.
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Re: Meat chickens

Post by Iluv2hunt » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:12 pm

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Re: Meat chickens

Post by blackpowderscout » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:51 pm

Mine came back except for 1. Damn things were hiding under something I guess. I still haven't the slightest clue where they were....

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Re: Meat chickens

Post by TerribleTed » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:44 am

I have cleaned a lot of chickens both my parents grew up on chicken farms. we raised them to

Now theres the fun way and the production way.

The fun is the ax. Puts on a show for the kids

The production is hanging the chicken upside down hooking a 10# weight in the beak. Then thru the mouth with a small knife into the brain. The nerves will twitch you have a short time to pluck it. Its faster and safer for human consumption.
When you chop the head then scald with boiling water you promote bacteria growth.

Oh and don't throw away the unhatched eggs there good.

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Re: Meat chickens

Post by Iluv2hunt » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:09 pm

Out of control!

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Re: Meat chickens

Post by Bossman » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:52 am

Whatever you gave them they seem to like. When they eat they grow...So I'd make sure if they ever wanted to eat it was there for them. Funny thing is I told my wife the other day with our layers, "babe if you want eggs ya have to feed them. No imput no output."

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Re: Meat chickens

Post by Iluv2hunt » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:15 am

My layers have a gravity fed feeder in their pen that they can eat out of free choice all day.

The problem with these meat birds is they will literally eat themselves to death. If food is put in front of them all day, they will have leg problems and heart issues. You have to ration them and let them run out of food a few times a day. They will literally just lay in front of the feeder all day and eat
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Re: Meat chickens

Post by bellyacher » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:50 pm

anybody in the Gville/ocala area looking for some my buddy has chicks and poults for sale
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Re: Meat chickens

Post by blackpowderscout » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:41 am

What kinds?
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Re: Meat chickens

Post by Iluv2hunt » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:30 pm

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