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wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
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Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 17 9:40 pm    Post subject: Oven ready  Reply with quote    

At last, I have a freezer full of chicken, as opposed to a field full of chickens. All the available birds went on Sunday, and came back today. I’m quite pleased with them,

9 Ross cobs (10 weeks, 1.2 - 1.7kg)
1 Light Sussex (25 weeks, 1.2kg)
2 Silver Dorkings (33 weeks, 1.4 and 1.8kg)
a couple of Croads (1.2kg)
and a fabulous Poulet de Bresse cockerel (33 weeks and 1.9kg). He was the same age and weight as one of the Dorkings, but a much better breast. I’m definitely hoping to breed some more next year. Oh, and one Aylesbury Duck (10 week’s old and 2.4kg).

All fed on supermixed corn and free range. Except the Ross' because they just spread corn around all over their run, so they they got mostly growers pellets. The big Poulet de Bresse and one of Dorkings were confined for their last month or so, because they were getting ideas above their station. The Ross' were nicer birds that I was expecting, and were very happy to go off foraging and showed no signs of going off their legs. They did eat a lot, but no more than the ducks, which grew at much the same rate. I will roast one of the smaller ones tomorrow. I do have a pic, if anyone could upload it?

Last edited by wellington womble on Thu Nov 02, 17 2:05 pm; edited 1 time in total

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 17 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

shh about table scraps

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 17 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What table scraps?

sean
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 17 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Here they are chaps...



sean
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 17 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

One down...



NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 17 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yum!

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
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Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 17 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Om nom nom. I do love chicken.

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24551
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 17 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's reminded me. I meant to buy a chicken. I forgot. Bum.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 17 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:
That's reminded me. I meant to buy a chicken. I forgot. Bum.




Well I know a lady that has a few, she may sell you one.

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