Meet the new “cock o’ the walk”, Big Oz!
I processed four surplus roosters last weekend. Having an organised workflow makes the whole thing a lot faster and easier! There are no graphic photos in this post.
A friend will help you move. A real friend will help you recover discarded treasures from the side of the road!
Yesterday I showed a friend how to kill, pluck and clean a chicken.
Our missing hen returns with a pleasant surprise for us – four gorgeous little chicks!
A cheap and simple home-made chicken processing station. It also doubles as a very handy outdoor sink for washing vegetables, plant pots and tools.
If you’ve got a broody hen, rather than trying to “break her” why not let her raise a clutch of eggs? It requires almost no effort on your part, and is a lot of fun.
I was telling some friends at work about our new chicks, and when I mentioned that we were growing them out for meat they asked if our girls – aged 4, 6 and 8 – knew. To be honest, we’ve been upfront with them since before the chicks hatched. We’ve been clear all along that … [Read more…]
This story has been a bit of a saga. Remember back when I got Molly the leghorn to go broody and slipped some eggs under her? Well, none hatched. I think it was a combination of inexperienced first-time mother and low fertility rate of eggs. She was sitting on 6 eggs: three exploded in the … [Read more…]