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Wild game chickens
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Charles    Posted 11-24-2002 at 18:35:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi, I raise wild, free-range game chickens. the kind that still have all thier wild instincts to survive. They are doing great here in Northern, California. I did have a run of bad luck with the preditors but these birds get better at surviving every year.
Anyone else have wild chickens?
Would love to hear about your experiences.
Charles in N. California

billy    Posted 01-07-2004 at 15:19:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
yeah..raise a lot of wild chicken in my backyard. A lot of them die cause of cold, because i live in north carolina.

WallSal55 -- Greenhorn Question    Posted 11-25-2002 at 06:56:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
How are they in a roastin' pan after runnin' around loose compared to store bought? Or are there some specifically raised for roasting?
Had asked a farmer for some to buy from him, but
they must have run out, because I never got any!

Wondered if they are lower fat, but really like
the idea of hormone free production, etc.

Jerry S- a note about hormones with chickens    Posted 11-25-2002 at 09:29:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just to clear something up, it is a misnomer that people feed their chickens hormones. The beef cattle can get growth hormones in their feed but chickens don't have such. There are ads that make the impression that some chickens do but that is misleading. In fact, chickens often are only around 50 days old when they go to slaughter. Not much time for any growth hormones to help.

Charly    Posted 11-26-2002 at 07:41:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks for the information. I just feed supplemental scartch feed and some game bird food. Mostly they just eat bugs, etc. They all look healthy! Don't think there's anything medicinal, etc in this feed...

Lynch in E.TX    Posted 11-24-2002 at 18:43:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I let my chickens run loose...only pen 'em up when I'm gonna be gone for awhile...feed 'em nothing but cracked grains and corn and they eat all the bugs and grass they can stand...get the best eggs ever. I do feed them some medicated feed as small chicks for a few weeks, but that's they are pretty close to wild...a good border collie will solve your predator problems....Lynch

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