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    I have a dozen of so chickens on total free range they only use maybe a couple acres. As long as you have grasses, weeds and bugs in those woods your fine. Chickens will eat anything. Apparently they like spam too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by josha View Post
    I have a dozen of so chickens on total free range they only use maybe a couple acres. As long as you have grasses, weeds and bugs in those woods your fine. Chick ens will eat anything. Apparently they like spam too.
    they Love spam, Crash.
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    Spam flavored eggs! Yummmmmmm! My favorite.

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    someone recommended spam sushi. I said, heck yeah. I removed the seaweed, scraped away the rice and ate the spam. It was yummy.

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    I want chickens. Kelly's grandma told a hilarious story (when she was still kicking) about her sisters making her crawl under the porch to catch a chicken somebody didn't quite break it's neck. She caught it. Chopped it. and ate it.

    Tough old lady.

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    I'll bet it wasn't so dang funny to the chicken. It's no doubt fixin' to sue. It's a foul story if ever I heard one. Have you had your neck rung? You might be entitled to compensation. We'll get you all the money you deserve not just a poultry sum.

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    When I was a kid we would kill 50-100 chickens at a time. Grandad would have three or four running around the yard headless at the same time.

    I remember Mom wringing one's neck once and it started flapping. She gave it a toss and it flew 50 yards before it hit the ground!

    Big tub of hot water and the smell of wet feathers. Pluck them, singe off the pin feathers with rolled up newspaper. Gut them and drop them in a plastic bag and tie it with a twist tie for the freezer. It was quite a ritual.

    Then there would be a supper of livers, hearts and gizzards. I never did like chicken innards. Could not stand the mushy texture.

    BTW, there has not been a cooked or raw chicken available at any store locally for more than a week. Frozen is still available but no fresh birds.
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    One of my dad's friends had chickens. We liked to go feed them. They were less stinky than the hogs. Not by much though. My little brother had a tough time with the killing. Dad's friend said, "You've watched them chickens kill and eat everything that moves. Imagine you're 1 inch tall and that chicken was 6 foot tall. You think it would hesitate to peck and eat you?". Whole new perspective.

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    I don't know what they're selling for chicken in stores. We call it pterodactyl. The breasts are huge and the meat is often rubbery. But, biologically, chickens aren't that far from dinosaurs anyway. Yes, they would happily eat you.

    My father raised chickens for awhile but we didn't eat them. They were show chickens. (There's a pun there, somewhere.)
    True enough, my final home is still out there, but this is most certainly my home range and I love it. I love every rock I fall off and tree I trip over. Even when I am close to dying from exhaustion, a beautiful sunset doesn't lose it's power to refresh and inspire me and that, in itself, is enough to save me sometimes.

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    I heard the store turkeys were to fat to .... They grow them just to eat. So much for the
    natural scheme of things.

    I like fried turkey legs.

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