Last weekend we butchered 6 broad breasted turkeys from last year. We put 173 lbs of meat into the freezers! We made turkey sausage, burger, stock, soup, canned turkey and of course legs and wings for baking. We bought 16 turkeys last year and 8 more were given to us. This was almost too much for us. This year I will stick to 12 I think. I also plan to buy 24 broilers. I am day dreaming about what breeds I cannot live without this year as well.
Yesterday, I brought the incubator back into the house for hatching season to start. Today, it will get cleaned out and turned on for testing. I am collecting olive-eggers, polish and mille fleur cochin eggs from my flocks. I also have 3 dozen buckeye eggs on order and they will be in the incubator soon.
I can only hatch maybe one or two clutches of chicks before it will be gosling season! I have the 16 geese separated into breeding pens. They are so easily upset at this time of year. I only have to walk over near they pens and they honk like a million car alarms going off!
It is almost light now, I had better go feed the animals.