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    Quote Originally Posted by fjrmurph View Post
    way way back when I was growing up on the farm my Dad would get 100 to 150 White Leghorns every spring. the were good eating , used to come up to 8 to 10 lbs dressed . I never did look forward to those fall days when we would spend hours and hours scalding , plucking and cleaning them . Was alright though when they were on the table golden brown and full of dressing !!!!
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    Catch, kill, scald, pluck and clean 100 chickens.....They we so tough the dig wouldn't eat them......LOL
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    Gotta say my favorite breed of chicken is extra crispy
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    Quote Originally Posted by fjrmurph View Post
    way way back when I was growing up on the farm my Dad would get 100 to 150 White Leghorns every spring. the were good eating , used to come up to 8 to 10 lbs dressed . I never did look forward to those fall days when we would spend hours and hours scalding , plucking and cleaning them . Was alright though when they were on the table golden brown and full of dressing !!!!

    Are you sure they were white leghorns? Truthfully, I haven't seen a WL rooster, only a hen. But, the hens are much skinnier than other heritage breeds. The main meat bird is a Cornish cross. It is a mix between a Cornish hen and something else. They get BIG.
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    Ostrich???

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    Quote Originally Posted by finallyME View Post
    Are you sure they were white leghorns? Truthfully, I haven't seen a WL rooster, only a hen. But, the hens are much skinnier than other heritage breeds. The main meat bird is a Cornish cross. It is a mix between a Cornish hen and something else. They get BIG.
    You have me thinking now , I'm sure they were white leghorns . I will find out , I could be wrong I was wrong once before !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fjrmurph View Post
    You have me thinking now , I'm sure they were white leghorns . I will find out , I could be wrong I was wrong once before !!!
    I was too, but only because I thought I was wrong.
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    Well, I am pretty much always right, except for those times I am wrong.
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    Does assuming you are wrong incorrectly count as being wrong?
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    No, no. Assuming your are wrong is only a theory in Wrongness until such time as it is proven as a fact. I don't dwell on assumptions. They might turn out to be true and that would spoil my perfect record. If anyone else pronounces me wrong it automatically goes into the theory column until such time as I have some extra time to explore the situation. I naturally must assume they are wrong, which counts as a truth and not just a theory.

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    Yeah, YEAH....THAT"S IT......
    Who could argue that?
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    'Zactly.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by finallyME View Post
    Are you sure they were white leghorns? Truthfully, I haven't seen a WL rooster, only a hen. But, the hens are much skinnier than other heritage breeds. The main meat bird is a Cornish cross. It is a mix between a Cornish hen and something else. They get BIG.
    My mistake i checked and apparently it was "whiterock" chickens we had.

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    I'm in central texas....if you have plans on free range chickens....be prepared for LOSS! If you want to hatch eggs banty hens are always broody. I've found that most dogs love omelets if you have extra eggs. You can also scramble them and give them to the chickens.....although some overthink that. lol If you buy a meat breed...they get fat quick and need to be butchered fairly quickly.

    My best luck between eggs and meat chickens have been plain old yard birds.

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    I don't know....about chickens.....but if you were talking geese .... bigazz mean nasty farmer white geese.....
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    My coop has a mix of easter eggers, jersey giants, cochins, silkies, and some brown leghorns. The eggers are my favorite. Productive, friendly, hardy and they all have their own look and attitude so you can tell them apart.
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