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Chicken Question
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Ray    Posted 09-29-2002 at 09:09:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have decided to put in some chickens for eggs and posibly meat. As a youngster we always had a couple dozen around but its been 35+ years now and I dont recall if I should get a rooster to start the hens laying or can I get away with just the ladies?? Also need advice on the best breed for brown eggs. I appreciate the help everyone.

DeadCarp - slow cook anything    Posted 09-29-2002 at 09:48:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Enjoy your chickens Ray. And don't worry about whether they'll be good eating or not - I've seen everything from moosemeat to freezer-burned geese to beavertails come outa a slow oven fit for a king! The older & tougher the thing is, the more you baste & slower you bake it. :)

Okie-Dokie    Posted 09-29-2002 at 09:33:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You might want to check out the Murray Mcmurray web site. I'm sure someone on here knows what it is. We have our best luck with McMurray's Dark Cornish Game Hens. Cheapest to keep (they forage for most of thier grub) and lay humongus sized brown eggs. The only drowback is they are mostly black and the feathers leave black ink under the skin after you pick them.

careful    Posted 09-29-2002 at 09:27:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
i d careful using the term ladies around here, ray sherry an sassy might show up on your door

Les...fortunate    Posted 09-29-2002 at 09:23:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't need no roosters unless you're going to hatch some of the eggs.
When I was growing up, dad always had White Plymouth Rocks. Good sized birds and nice brown eggs. I kind of favor a Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire Red or some kind of cross for egg production. There ain't much prettier for an egg bird than a Barred Rock, IMHO.

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