The Community Chicken Project

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by GrandpaDave, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. GrandpaDave

    GrandpaDave Monkey++

    If chickens are you thing... or your wanting chickens but don't know what where or how... Maybe you just want to learn more...this is the web site for you - How to Raise Chickens - From Grit and Mother Earth News

    The The Community Chicken Project was put together by Mother Earth News, sister publication, Grit, and of course members like you and me...

    Getting Started with Backyard Poultry

    well what are you waiting for, not chicken are ya??
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  2. Redneck Rebel

    Redneck Rebel Monkey++

    Thx Dave. I've had chickens in the past and have recently been thinking about getting back into it. City ordinance prohibits them here locally, but being that I have a very large backyard fully blocked from view by trees I am thinking about attempting to get away with a few.
  3. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    used to have 60,000 of the stupid a former commercial poultry producer can't say i miss them.... may build a tractor and raise a few for the home place but i don't miss the commercial end of them,...
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  4. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    chickens and guineas are the best pesticide for the garden, and around the house.
  5. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    in town try banties
    they take less space and some varieties lay a larger egg
    you can keep them in large bird cages and call them pets
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  6. goinpostal

    goinpostal Monkey+++

    I love chicken!Tastes just like cat.
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  7. Redneck Rebel

    Redneck Rebel Monkey++

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  8. GrandpaDave

    GrandpaDave Monkey++

    You might also want to look into peacocks...
    Nothing comes onto my property without those peacocks doing that very loud warning call... quicker to react to an intruder than the dogs... sometings I think thos birds shame my dogs into getting off the front porch
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  9. ISplatU

    ISplatU Monkey+

    Well, I just butchered, and cleaned my first chicken today. He now sits in the refridgerator. We live in a subdivision, but have built a chicken tractor. However, we have now 6 chickens in a tractor that is made for 4 to 5 chickens. Maybe I would butcher one more, but my daughter will not let me.
    If you would like to see our setup my wife blogs about it on My Hauser Homestead

    P.S. Does anyone know how to get the smell off my hands?
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  10. Cephus

    Cephus Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Octagon soap works pretty well ,if ya can find it.
  11. weegrannymush

    weegrannymush Monkey+

    I've always found vinegar good for just about most hand odours. But then of course, you have to find a way to get rid of the vinegar smell, haha. It's a good time to eat English-style fish and chips, they go together with the vinegar, lol.
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  12. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder

    We just wash our hands and the smell will wear off. [dunno]

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  13. carly28043

    carly28043 Monkey+

    You might try some lemon or orange. Fast Orange cleaner with the pumice will take the raw poultry smell off your hands when cooking. It might work after butchering.
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  14. GrandpaDave

    GrandpaDave Monkey++

    Not long ago I wrote up a peice on how to make Vinegar at home...
    go check it out
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  15. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    You might not like it, but using the latex gloves pays off. Harbor freight has them cheap. cheap cheap
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  16. Shotgunpapa

    Shotgunpapa Monkey

    I'm thinking of getting me some chickens the folks next door have 3 and they get plenty of eggs for them self's just me and my wife so 4 or so would be plenty for us I think.
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