Friday, January 27, 2012

Chicken Experience...and Turkeys!

This past summer we raised turkeys and several different batches
of chickens: specially-bred meat birds, scrawny Rhode Island red (both
for meat birds), and laying hens (these primarily Rhode Island red as well).

We used chicken tractors to allow them to move each day to a new
plot of grass. It was a neat experience for us all.

Josiah, Asa and Levi moving the turkeys.

It was fascinating to see how big those toms got
when they felt they had to show off.

Poor thing! His tail wasn't very impressive!

Here's our Rhode Island reds that we raised for meat.

Dear Einstein! Yes that is his name...crazy hairdo!
Einstein came with the Rhode Island reds and was labeled
as an "exotic chick". When we had the other roosters slaughtered,
we couldn't bear to lose he is still with us!


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