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#1 bbuckler OFFLINE  

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Posted June 03, 2015 - 08:57 PM

Chicken is going up in the grocery stores I think it time to buy some meat birds for the freezer and some new laying hens.


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Posted June 03, 2015 - 09:19 PM

With the new Avian flue thing, everything is going to crap.

 

Never a bad idea to stock up on clean food when you can.


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Posted June 03, 2015 - 09:20 PM

Wait until Thanksgiving, there will be some bird sticker shock.

What came first? The chicken or the feed bill?
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Posted June 03, 2015 - 09:33 PM

Wait until Thanksgiving, there will be some bird sticker shock.

What came first? The chicken or the feed bill?

Our feed bill usually isn't to bad because we feed scraps too.


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Posted June 04, 2015 - 04:45 AM

  knock on wood but the other day when I went up to buy feed for our birds the bill really wasn't to bad. $40 got 150lbs of feed.  out meat birds are doing good, we do about 15 birds every year.  putting some thought into getting rid of our laying flock thou, just not enough time to take care of them.

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Posted June 04, 2015 - 05:13 AM

We have TONS of wild turkeys ,in fact the monsters are worse than crows in the garden.. Might just have to plug a few and freeze them if this bird thing isn't nipped....
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Posted June 04, 2015 - 09:02 AM

The problem is that wild birds are spreading the bird flu. The few poultry farmers left in my area are scrambling to build huge coops again. Very few built since 50 years ago, and most aren't used for birds anymore. In the last 15 years there has been a steady decline in our wild bird population. The Bird flu could make it much worse. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted June 04, 2015 - 09:08 AM

We just bought 15 cornish cross last week for hte kids fair projects, they would have went in freezer anyway so I guess it was good we got them before the ban went into effect. I am feeding 28% turkey starter though, it's $18 per 50# bag, Ouch!

Need to back those turkeys to lower % since we are not showing for fair now and just putting in the freezer.



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Posted June 04, 2015 - 10:41 AM

Turkey Starter is high we raised turkeys last year.



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Posted June 04, 2015 - 10:43 AM

This was last year before we sold out our livestock. 






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