Category Archives: Chickens

Did the Salt Water Work? Continuing the Experiment…

Well, there wasn’t any ice in the bucket this morning. I’m not sure if it actually worked or if it was because the coop is insulated and the temperature didn’t get as low as it normally has. So I’m continuing … Continue reading

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Will A Bottle of Salt Water Keep the Chicken Water From Freezing?

I read about a little trick you can do to keep water from freezing in chicken waterers so I decided to give it a try.

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Venturing Out After the Storm

The storm’s over so we ventured outside to get fresh air and see how all the animals are doing.

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Winter Storm|| How Did the Turkeys Handle It?

The winter storm made it here and it turned out to be everything it was predicted to be. It was the perfect day to stay inside and make candy. The turkeys roosted outside the evening before the storm came but … Continue reading

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We Let the Turkeys Out

I’ve been worried about the turkeys getting too cold at night since they don’t like to go up. I finally took some time to do some research and found that turkeys are actually cold hardy and do fine being left … Continue reading

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A Visit From the Compost Inspector

We’ve got really cold temperatures coming so we’re getting a few things done that need to be done so we don’t have to worry about doing them in the really cold temps.

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Chicken With Bad Heart – Did We Eat It?

When we processed our chickens we found one that had a bad heart. After doing research we found out he had ascites, which is congestive heart failure. We weren’t sure if we should eat the meat or not, so I … Continue reading

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Oh No! Our Turkey Got Injured!

One of our turkeys got injured so we treated him. Giving a turkey a pill is a little more difficult than it seems. It was election day so we went to town, had lunch together and voted. Discovered the beans … Continue reading

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Gettin’ the Chicken in the Freezer!

Cutting up chicken is a lot more work than freezing it whole. It pays off in the long run though, because it makes it more convenient to use. This time we cut more up than we left whole. It’s a … Continue reading

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Processing Day|| One Chicken Had A Bad Heart

Processing day… it’s a day that we both dread and look forward to. It’s always hard to part with animals that you’ve spent time with and taken care of, but at the same time it’s nice to get them done … Continue reading

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