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Processing Chickens, A Bunny Play Pen, and More! Week 19 2017

Hope everyone has a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Yep… I did, I went for a ride on one of our goats! We got a few things done outside, then it started to rain. So it turned out being one of those tea making, cookie baking kind of days.

The day started out with pouring rain so we weren’t able to get out and do the work we had planned. It turned out beautiful later on so we show you what all we’ve done in the garden so far.

Just an update on hatching turkeys, whether our experiment on making the turkeys less aggressive worked, and we moved the chicks. Oh, and I so wanted to cry over the milk I spilt…

Miley wants to keep one of our bunnies as a pet in her room. So today the kids make a little play pen that’s easy to maintain.

Today we’re processing our meat birds and one turkey. We’ve had problems with our turkeys being aggressive so we’re trying a way suggested by one of our viewers to establish dominance over them in hopes they will learn to be less aggressive.

Not much going on… just enjoying a beautiful, peaceful evening on the homestead…. our favorite part of living in the country.

How We Process Chickens


Chicken processing can be quite intimidating, especially if this is your first time doing it. This is our 7th time to do it, plus we’ve also processed our own turkeys 4 times. Each time it gets a little easier because we learn something new or discover a different way to do something that helps us to become more efficient at it. Here’s how we process our chickens…
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