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Chickens at 2 1/2 months

May 14, 2010

I haven’t posted anything about my older chickens in a while.  We are so close to finishing their coop and I will post about that when it’s completely finished.  It took so much longer than we anticipated.  Meanwhile, here are some pictures of the older chickens, who are now 2 1/2 months.  They’ve been living outside in their chicken house for more than a month, though the coop isn’t entirely finished.  Some are clearly hens and a few are clearly roosters and then there are a few that we haven’t figured out yet.  We have started naming the ones that are clearly hens.

This is Frankie; she's my very favorite. She's an Australorp/Easter Egger cross.

Bridget, another Australorp/Easter Egger cross.

Two Australorps, these are harder to name because they look almost identical.

In other homesteading news, my husband and a friend slaughtered two goats this week at our friends’ farm and then after they were dressed and cut into large portions, he brought our goat home to be butchered.  We butchered it in our basement, using a regular household knives and I won’t be doing a tutorial of any type because our results were very primitive.  If we ever do this again, I would learn a lot more about cuts and have a few smaller knives on hand to clean the bones more thoroughly.  But we have lots of meaty soup bones, two leg roasts and various cuts of stew and ground meat.  We also have lots of cooked organ meats which our chickens LOVE.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Laura permalink
    May 17, 2010 1:45 pm

    They are so cute. I would love to have chickens.

  2. May 17, 2010 2:07 pm

    We are loving them so far; they are really funny to watch! Can you have chickens where you are at? Do you want to wait to get them after you move?

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