Monday, January 24, 2011

Getting ready

Jeremy has been cleaning out the garage and organizing things in preparation for starting up mushroom logs in a few short weeks. While digging around out there, he found the pieces of our brooder box for chickens. Well, he realized, we'll be needing that again soon!

So he brought it all inside and re-constructed the brooder box in the basement. Here it is in process.

We're planning to get Rhode Island Red, Americauna, Rose Comb Brown Leghorn, and Cuckoo Maran this time. That should give us blue/green, brown, and white eggs.

And yes, this does mean our current batch of girls, in a few short months, will be made into tough chicken soup, or tough chicken enchiladas, or tough chicken something-or-other. I'm sure it will be a difficult task because some of the girls have so much personality and are so endearing (especially the speckled sussex). But, they aren't pets and that has been the plan all along. So you'll be hearing about that (and new baby chicks!) sometime in the next couple months.


Jane said...

Cant wait to see the mushroom logs in progress.

Aimee said...

You won't have too long to wait. I think the process starts in about 2 or 3 weeks!

Mom said...

Every time Grandma Leedy had to dispatch a hen, we had stewed chicken with biscuits and homemade noodles. The chicken isn't so tough if you cook it for hours and hours with onion, carrot and celery, then shred it into gravy. Personally, I think it was just an excuse to have noodles and biscuits.