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#1 2012-07-27 13:10:15

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
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My first EOs... :^)

First chicks from Mr Black and the girls... (10 -  3 r whites, couple of nice pullets, several millies, and three cockerels) I can't tell what the recessive whites are yet...

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When these eggs went in the bator, I started collecting for CR...  her's hatched Father's Day, I lost the twelve chicks she brought back to me. :banginghead:

Black chicks are Black Australorps from my laying flock, and EO x BJGs, I put my second choice roo in with Henry's girls to keep him safe. You can see the barring in the three black cockerels...  Pullets will go towards next years laying flock ( my BAs will be in their third season) Roos ( is LL in here? :chairhide: ) to the table. After all my BRs turned out to be boys, I decided to hatch my own instead of trying to buy again. Let's hope this works. :nervous:

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#2 2012-07-27 13:58:36

Susan
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From: Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
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Re: My first EOs... :^)

Nice little group you have there MD! Interested to see how the JG x EO turn out!

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#3 2012-07-27 18:36:29

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: My first EOs... :^)

Susan wrote:

Nice little group you have there MD! Interested to see how the JG x EO turn out!

Me too, bet they turn out similar to the black sumatraXEO

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#4 2012-07-28 00:16:54

Hackmatack Ridge Farm
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Re: My first EOs... :^)

So nice. Makes me miss mine so much.

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#5 2012-07-28 00:18:06

ChestnutRidge
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Re: My first EOs... :^)

They are growing out beautifully.  So are those you gave me.  I am enjoying them so much, so thank you!!! I probably need to take some new pictures....

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#6 2012-08-01 11:13:52

riverbendfarm
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Re: My first EOs... :^)

@Hackmatack Ridge Farms:
Your EO babies are now laying Jamie! I got my first pullet egg from them 2 days ago. I kept 2 roos (figured I'd best have a spare) and have the 3 girls and they are doing great. Hatched 4 chicks from the black penies and they are also doing Fab. I'll post some pics later today.


No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
~Heraclitus

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#7 2012-12-07 00:56:43

Maggiesdad
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Re: My first EOs... :^)

Flat Rock Farm wrote:

Susan wrote:

Nice little group you have there MD! Interested to see how the JG x EO turn out!

Me too, bet they turn out similar to the black sumatraXEO

Dressed out at 5lb - no giblets, neck or feet. Right at 7 months. Dinner to follow this weekend. :eat:

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#8 2012-12-07 01:32:23

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: My first EOs... :^)

:love: Did he ever turn out to be a beaut.  Bet he will taste good too. :whistle:  Sorry LL :oops:

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#9 2012-12-07 02:03:21

Susan
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Re: My first EOs... :^)

Wow!

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#10 2012-12-07 02:54:59

skeffling lavender farm
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Re: My first EOs... :^)

What a handsome tasty dude! I love to see the crosses!  My Black Wheaten Sumatracaunas looks exactly how you'd expect! :funny:

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#11 2012-12-07 03:14:47

Lindy Lou
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From: Priceville, Ontario
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Re: My first EOs... :^)

Ours went to the processors today and once again I made a fool of myself and cried. Talk about needing to get a grip. :oops:


Some of us are driven by the need to make animals a part of our lives. We are soothed by their presence, fascinated by their behavior, and amused by their antics.

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#12 2012-12-07 03:46:20

Maggiesdad
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Re: My first EOs... :^)

LL  :hug:

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#13 2012-12-07 03:53:54

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: My first EOs... :^)

Aw Lynn, there is no shame in crying just means you care. :hug:

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#14 2012-12-07 04:03:57

Lindy Lou
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Re: My first EOs... :^)

Yea I know but I just feel like a boob. The processing guys looked at me like I was mad. And then I'm supposed to eat these guys. Yea right. They will end up being food for the dogs cause I don't think I'll ever be able to sit down and say Yummy Chicken. I know they had a good life and were well taken care of but I hatched out most of those guys and some of them got names. First Rule Don't name the Roosters.
I don't think up cut out to be a Chicken Farmer. :sick:


Some of us are driven by the need to make animals a part of our lives. We are soothed by their presence, fascinated by their behavior, and amused by their antics.

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#15 2012-12-07 12:44:17

Susan
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Re: My first EOs... :^)

:hug:

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#16 2012-12-07 13:17:49

skeffling lavender farm
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Re: My first EOs... :^)

Oh Lynn.  :hug:  Try freezing cold tears running down your face while you hold them while they "go".  But I wouldn't have it any other way (apart from not naming them, gotta work on that), and in the words of Hugh Fearnly-Whittingstall, you want to do them justice by eating them and not wasting any. :eat: 

I think about my roos when I eat them, I won't know who it is, but I get an image in my head of those gorgeous boys out in the field and sunshine, better than 39 days in the dark with no space or sunshine, which is all the bought ones get for a life.

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#17 2012-12-07 13:21:52

poplar girl
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Re: My first EOs... :^)

Awe LL, you shouldn't feel bad or embarrassed for showing you care about your chickens. The "line" is different for everyone surrounding what you can handle when it comes to where your food comes from and you can't easily change where the line is for you. Some people have no problem butchering and eating any kind of meat fom fuzzy bunnies to wild game, some people can't eat animals they raised themselves (I know a 50 year old m├ętis man like that who has hunted ALL his life but had to give away his chickens and pigs because he could not eat them), some people are vegetarian, some won't even eat eggs or dairy (my sister stopped eating eggs for two years growing up when we got our own laying hens and she realized eggs could develope into a chick). Heck some people won't even eat a plant unless it was dead first although I can't remember what they call that diet. Each of us is different and that's just the way it is.

Give it a month or so and see if it gets easier befor you completely give up on the idea of eating those roosters LL. :happycrowd"


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#18 2012-12-07 13:30:05

Lindy Lou
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From: Priceville, Ontario
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Re: My first EOs... :^)

Thanks Guys. I know what you're saying but.....I think I.m a bit of a fraud. I can eat meat when it comes in those clean little packs you buy from the store but can't eat it if it meant I got my hands dirty in the process. Talk about living with blinkers on.
Perhaps going vegetarian maybe in my future but not until after Christmas. I love :turkey: and I certainly won't be on first name terms with it :funny:


Some of us are driven by the need to make animals a part of our lives. We are soothed by their presence, fascinated by their behavior, and amused by their antics.

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#19 2012-12-07 13:37:29

poplar girl
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Re: My first EOs... :^)

No reason to become a vegetarian LL. you enjoy that Christmas :turkey:


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#20 2012-12-07 15:53:31

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: My first EOs... :^)

Lynn I can't image you being a vegetarian you like that Beef Wellington and roasted pork too much, mmmmm :eat:  I agree with Claire, they were given a way better quality of life than a factory farm.  They were fed properly, treated humanly got to free range in the sunshine, you did it for the better of your flock.  I know when I used to raise a few broilers there was nothing better in knowing what they were fed and treated and the meat was so good.

PG I have never heard of the eating the "dead plant thing" :sick:.  I am thinking if it was dead there would be no nutritional value in it :huh:

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#21 2012-12-07 16:46:08

mikencarol
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Re: My first EOs... :^)

....Our amimals have such a wonderful life compared to the commercially raised stuff.  When I was a little guy my mom used to tell me that in heaven, before babies were born that they got to choose their mom and dad that way they could always choose good ones.....maybe it is that way for our animals and pets also........  :thumbs: :love:


I have to keep reminding myself... "It is The Standard of Perfection...NOT the Standard of Quantity that we are striving for..."

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#22 2012-12-08 00:19:13

skeffling lavender farm
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Re: My first EOs... :^)

Oh I like that idea Mikencarol!  :thumbs:

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#23 2012-12-08 02:11:50

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: My first EOs... :^)

Me too :happycrowd"

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#24 2012-12-10 19:13:25

texastinsel
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Re: My first EOs... :^)

That's awesome mikencarol...i will share that with my four sons.  I know I took a year off eating eggs while incubating/raising chickens.  I couldn't stomach it. 
:oops:

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