Saturday, May 12, 2012

meaty chicks


Oh boy. Well, we took the plunge, and here they are. Our very first animals that will be raised for meat. These are little chickie Freedom Rangers. Which will grow up, and which we will eat, although that seems hard to believe right now. For right now, they are adorable little fluffy balls of energy, charming us with their antics and soothing us with the sweet sound of their cheep-cheeps.   


Welcome home, little chicks. We promise to raise you up right.

13 comments:

  1. You won't go back to store chicken again! Fresh home grown chicken is the best!! Congrats and have fun!!

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  2. Oh that's great news! We haven't ventured into meat birds just yet. I need hubby home for that... it's on the plan for next year, though... Best of luck with them!

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  3. yum ;) thinking of doing this ourselves.

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  4. Oh yes...they are very adorable and will be incredibly tasty very soon! In the meantime, enjoy the chirping :-)

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  5. Nice and healthy little chicks!

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  6. The last photo is priceless!! Happy Mother's Day.

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  7. Those chickies bring back such good memories...my dad would order a set from the feed store, and often they would come just in time for a birthday, which of course made a wonderful present. We would keep them warm in a corner of the house, with a blanket over their box at night. We never raised them for meat, but sometimes I wish we had...it would make venturing into that now a bit easier!

    Mia

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  8. Oh dear.. how exciting!

    Wish you all the best raising and euhm.. eating them.. ;o)

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  9. We've never taken the plunge for meat chicks; we're still trying to find the "perfect" dual purpose breed. None of those develop very meaty breasts, but the Buff Orpingtons so far have been the easiest to pluck, and the tenderest and tastiest for meat. Good for eggs too.

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    1. We have a light brahma, and she's huge! We joke that she'd be the first in the pot if we were starving. (That, and she's a bit mean, earning the name "white devil" ;)

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  10. Congratulations on taking the plunge!! That is something I would dearly love to do but just haven't worked up the courage yet!

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  11. How very exciting! We are still yet to take the plunge with laying chickens. Raising and then eating your own meat is a journey I would love to try one day. Our neighbours are fattening up a pig. My only concern is that I would get too attached. I probably just need to toughen up though :)

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    1. I know exactly what you mean, Tania. (I was just writing a bit about all this, in fact!) I fear I would become most attached to pigs!

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