Dixie, however, also can walk her short self into the coop and create havoc amongst the chickens. I have actually caught her coming out of the coop with "something" hiding in her mouth.
This year I am going to dive into raising some meat birds. I have been tossing this idea around for well over a year. I know for a fact that I can not clean them. I admit I am a wimp on this. I can stick my hand and arm inside a goat or sheep to help assist with a birth but I am NOT cutting off a chicken's head and cleaning it up. I know, some farm woman I am turning out to be but hey, at least I admit my faults and down falls. I have already researched and found someone to do the cleaning so I am good to go:)
Does anyone have any suggestions on which types of meat birds are best and which suppliers are good? The egg chickens I got from Murray McMurray and they have the Cornish X Rocks. I asked Kara over at Mapleton Farm and she uses a Cornish cross too.
Does anyone have a preference on when to start the meat birds? Like is April good or wait 'till June? Any pros or cons on buying a straight run or just getting females? If anyone reading has a moment to leave a comment, I would appreciate the insight/suggestions:)
I am sure Alvin is wondering if he will benefit from some fresh chicken;)