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Poultry (and livestock) Raising thread :-)
    #1857911 - 08/28/03 05:51 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I keep chickens at the moment, and have in the past raised
quail, ducks, geese, pheasants and Pea fowl from eggs to the dinner table.

So i thought i'd start a thread so as any other poultry keepers could
swap tips and idears.

some tips I've learnt for chicken keeping are

1) if you add a light bulb on a timmer to the coop, you can extend
the egg laying season in colder parts right through the winter.
The idear is to make the chickens belive that day lengths are still
long so theres no need to stop laying. You need to just add 2 hours
or so into both ends of the darkness i.e in the morning and
in the evening.

2) Hanging a chain vertically infront and center of the chickens
entrance to there coop will keep out foxes but the chickens will
pass it with no problems. The idear is that the rattling chain
makes the foxes think there is a trap, but chickens dont have this sense :-)

3) Chickens rasied outdoors by a parent chicken are much more
hardy than those raised inside with n incubator.

4) Ducks are the most usless of poultry to keep ime.

5) The easyest and most successfull way to kill a chicken
is to hold both legs in one hand, near the chickens bodie
and hold the neck just behind the head with the other hand.
Then pull taunt but lose uintill you reach a comfortable
tauntness, then just pull the head away from the legs ( as
straight as possible) untill you feel the neck pop.




anyother poultry keepers visit this forum yet? As i have spoke to
many in other forums.


P.s the chicken in my avatar i raised from an egg then
rasied his children, then ate him, his genes are still in my
flock and the
new rooster is his son.


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Re: Poultry (and livestock) Raising thread :-) [Re: Paid]
    #1858475 - 08/28/03 11:41 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I kinda wanted to raise chickens, but was afraid of them running away. Are they pretty dependent so they won't take off down the road or hang out at the neighbors house or will they just hang where the food is?


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Re: Poultry (and livestock) Raising thread :-) [Re: Stein]
    #1858488 - 08/28/03 11:49 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I mean I don't want to put a whole hell of a lot of time and money into them. I just want them hanging out in the yard and when I feel like chicken one night WHAMMO. Of course Id build them a coop with waterbeds and shit but thats it.


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Re: Poultry (and livestock) Raising thread :-) [Re: Stein]
    #1858637 - 08/28/03 12:54 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Depends how much land you have for them to roam about.
If you have a fair amount then you only need to pen them in untill there used to there coop, then you can let them roam.

Its easyer to pen them in, that way egg finding and
feeding are easyer, there dam easy to keep, and eat all your
food scraps (best to avoid meat)


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Re: Poultry (and livestock) Raising thread :-) [Re: Paid]
    #1871152 - 09/01/03 02:55 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

No chickens here yet but I'm looking into quail and phesant


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Re: Poultry (and livestock) Raising thread :-) [Re: Paid]
    #1872124 - 09/01/03 08:52 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

5) The easyest and most successfull way to kill a chicken
is to hold both legs in one hand, near the chickens bodie
and hold the neck just behind the head with the other hand.
Then pull taunt but lose uintill you reach a comfortable
tauntness, then just pull the head away from the legs ( as
straight as possible) untill you feel the neck pop. 
 

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Re: Poultry (and livestock) Raising thread :-) [Re: ]
    #1874733 - 09/02/03 05:53 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

EMUS!!!!!!!!!!!! The best livestock (in my opinion). So much more than chickens or cattle. This is some of the stuff you can get:
Oil- wide range of cosmetic, medical and other applications
Meat- tastes very much like very lean beef, low in fat
Eggs- 1 egg=10 chicken eggs, "sweeter" with larger yolk
Egg shells- Whole, blown eggs can be engraved, fragments for jewelry
Leather- much like ostrich, but finer texture
Feathers- fishing lures, arts and crafts, dusters
Bones- various applications.

I'm getting two pair next summer!


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Re: Poultry (and livestock) Raising thread :-) [Re: Funguy]
    #1880300 - 09/04/03 05:12 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Cool, they would be a good addition to my flock as well, there quite aggressive though, well the males can be.

Granola i recommend quail as a starting point, that were i started.
They produce plenty of eggs, so many infact you get sick of them lol.

there nice to hatch too, as the babies are like little bumble bees,
real cute to see grow.




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Re: Poultry (and livestock) Raising thread :-) [Re: Paid]
    #1880319 - 09/04/03 05:27 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

what do you think about starting with pheasant? they seem easy enough.


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Re: Poultry (and livestock) Raising thread :-) [Re: canid]
    #1880409 - 09/04/03 07:33 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Yeah, there quite easy. But no good for eggs, just meat
or decoration. Quail lay lovely eggs all year round (well
some breeds do) Were as pheasants only lay once a year, and
these are best raised and sold to shooting places.

Unless you mean ornamental pheasant, some of those are beautiful


Himalayan Monals are one of my favorite breeds.


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Re: Poultry (and livestock) Raising thread :-) [Re: Paid]
    #1880484 - 09/04/03 09:03 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

i'm talking meat. i've met some people who raise them and now i'm curious.


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Re: Poultry (and livestock) Raising thread :-) [Re: canid]
    #1880506 - 09/04/03 09:19 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Well for meat, the chinese pheasant is your best and easyest bet.
Good eating, but i dont hang them like some as i dont like to much of
a gamey taste.

Theyve been raised in captivaty so long now that their
practically domestic.


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Re: Poultry (and livestock) Raising thread :-) [Re: Paid]
    #1880509 - 09/04/03 09:21 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

i always game gamefowel.


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Re: Poultry (and livestock) Raising thread :-) [Re: Paid]
    #9498236 - 12/26/08 06:22 PM (8 years, 25 days ago)

wow, these boards really are amazing.

I've been considering goose and pheasant for future.

you say ducks are useless... I guess that means, unfavorable for eggs and difficult to domesticate or peace disturbing?

would you say the same for geese? afaicr you can get them quite dependent on the owner right? (perhaps it'd require you tending them alot though?) pros and cons?


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Re: Poultry (and livestock) Raising thread :-) [Re: nimnimnim]
    #9498940 - 12/26/08 09:45 PM (8 years, 25 days ago)

I had friends back in the day that had a hobby farm with ducks, pheasants, chickens, and of all things peacocks.  Good lord don't ever get peacocks, they are the most obnoxious birds of all time!  Once I have my own hobby farm I'm definitely getting chickens, and if possible a dairy cow.  :cool:


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Re: Poultry (and livestock) Raising thread :-) [Re: capsaicin]
    #9499993 - 12/27/08 01:13 AM (8 years, 25 days ago)



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