We are all about raising our own food. Be it produce or meat, we firmly believe this is the best way that we can ensure that we feed our family the highest quality food possible. We have raised both chickens and turkeys for meat for our family……..
Raising free range Cornish Cross or Cornish X chickens, can it be done? The first time I helped process Cornish X meat birds I didn’t eat chicken again for 2 weeks. Not because of the death, plucking or gutting but how they looked and lived in their life. My friend raised them in her backyard […]
Last year we raised 15 Cornish Cross meat chickens. I’ll admit, butchering day was tough, but those were the best tasted, totally organic chickens I’ve ever eaten. So this year we decided to up how many we raised. Then Mom asked me to raise a few for them. So this year we’re raising 40 Red […]
Buying a whole chicken runs about $1.27/lb. average (in my area) and is much cheaper than buying the parts separately. Breasts are on the average $3.99/lb. and legs/thighs go for $2.19/lb. Don’t get me started on wings! Cray cray on those prices! We also raise our own meat chickens, and usually leave them whole when […]
In an urban area, not everyone has neighbors like we do. Without our neighbors being very open, kind and willing to be bribed with fresh eggs, meat and veggies, we would not be able to do all the things we do on the homestead. Not everyone can raise turkeys, meat chickens, laying hens, ducks, rabbits…
Step by step we are growing and adding to our homestead. We have wanted to raise our own meat chickens for quite some time now. We planned to implement the pastured poultry method. We would modify and use the chicken tractor that we were given with our third flock of layers. Our raising method would […]