Chicken – Little Tassie Prepper

A look at my chicken feed fodder system at work

I noticed recent interest on Reddit concerning fodder systems to feed chickens, so I thought I would put up some information on my process. I have my original videos, which show the fodder system I created. As well as a new video my son filmed today, showing how easy the system can maintained when you Read more about A look at my chicken feed fodder system at work[…]

Is there a difference between store bought and home laid chicken eggs

Are free range eggs better than those from the supermarket?  According the an article in Motherearth News, yes they are. I am not 100% sold on the results of this study.  The results show that the pasture raised chicken eggs were much healthier for you than store bought eggs.  It apparently consisted of eggs from Read more about Is there a difference between store bought and home laid chicken eggs[…]

Ways to process chicken meat which are easier and more humane.

Do you know the best way to process chickens for meat?  I have slaughtered and dressed many birds for the table… trying many different techniques to reduce both my stress and most importantly, make the process humane for the animal.  Through this I have first hand experience at what I believe to be the best Read more about Ways to process chicken meat which are easier and more humane.[…]

How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees? William Shakespeare

I alluded in my last post to an incident that occurred while I was trying to deal with the situation with Reggie and the chicks.  Here is what happened. So, I had set aside several hours on Saturday morning to process the 5 Roosters (and the rabbit) I currently have that are surplus.  I even Read more about How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees? William Shakespeare[…]

“Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living.” – Travis Barker

I woke early on Saturday morning  with plans to accomplish a couple of tasks I had put off till the weekend.  I had intended to start out by slaughtering and butchering the five roosters (excluding Buddy) that I have grown from chicks (they are starting to crow and I don’t want to become a nuisance Read more about “Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living.” – Travis Barker[…]

“A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!” – Doug Larson

We have had much work to do over the Christmas period, in addition to the normal festive season activities (as well as spending weeks trying to fix my blog and my computer). A situation I experienced was with one of my young Roosters.  I had placed three from my batch of 9 hatched chicks into Read more about “A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!” – Doug Larson[…]

“There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.” – Henry David Thoreau

The eggs which I placed in my incubator hatched… exactly 21 days after I turned on the machine.  When this happens, when I help life be born (or hatched) it fills me with a great sense of joy and accomplishment.  I asked Kitty to assist by taking a little video of the first to hatch Read more about “There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.” – Henry David Thoreau[…]

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” – Dalai Lama

I have taken a couple of weeks off work to do some work around the house.  My plan was to sleep in, spend some time in the garden, and lounge around.  Kitty has other ideas… First week I have been clearing up the mess I made from my last few months of work on the Read more about “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” – Dalai Lama[…]

“…certainly not by biting off the hand that feeds us…” – Lynn Margulis

I have been spending some time working on a new Instructable, describing how to make fodder using my new system.   I hope to have it up on the site in a couple of days, so stay tuned for that.  The process isn’t flowing as easily as my previous submissions, yet I hope that it will Read more about “…certainly not by biting off the hand that feeds us…” – Lynn Margulis[…]