Category Archives: Chickens

Chicklings and Ducklings

With spring underway, our bird count has grown from 30ish to 47.

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The Great Chicken Rescue

Saturday a friend called to tell me he was getting a bunch of chickens from a flooded commercial chicken house.  The birds that the chicken catchers weren’t able to get had been sealed up in the house without food or … Continue reading

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Eggs!

For the past year or so, we’ve been getting eggs from my parents, who have chickens. But now… let the fun begin! Danny found two eggs today. They’re rather small, as far as eggs go, but the chickens will give … Continue reading

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Finally, a Storage Solution

I don’t remember if we posted pictures before of our mud room closet/pantry/feed room.  When we still had the Freedom Rangers we usually had several hundred pounds of feed on hand, with the Rangers eating about 25 pounds a day. … Continue reading

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Breaded Chicken Breasts/Chicken Parmigiana

With all of this delicious chicken we now have, I HAD to make Chicken Parmigiana. I love, love, love, love, love Chicken Parmigiana. Almost as much as I love Fettuccine Alfredo with Cajun Chicken. And that’s a lot.  Breading chicken at home is simple. … Continue reading

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Arghhh!

No, it’s not Talk Like a Pirate Day. That was last week. It’s an Arghhh of frustration. Last night I replaced the gearbox on the chicken plucker. I put casters under the feather plate to keep it from rocking under … Continue reading

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If At First You Don’t Succeed…

…You aren’t Chuck Norris.  Sorry, couldn’t resist. I wish I could say that the new and improved washing machine chicken plucker is like a washing machine on steroids.  More accurately, it’s like a washing machine on crutches.  And roller skates. … Continue reading

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Homemade Chicken Stock

There’s something so homey to me about the smell of a roasting or boiling chicken. Growing up, my mom always made her own stock; I can only remember a time or two when she bought it. Now, I see why: … Continue reading

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Left Handed Monkey Wrenches

Years ago, a friend and I sent a third friend to get a left handed monkey wrench.  Every time he returned to tell us that somebody told him there’s no such thing and that it’s just a regular pipe wrench, … Continue reading

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Ready!

I finished the plucker and scalder tonight.  No pictures because it was quite dark when I finished.  I ended up spending two hours waiting to get the Jeep inspected before we could go to Lowe’s to get the rest of … Continue reading

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