Friday, April 6, 2012

most boring herding job, ever


Blogger seagoddess said...

Love him! And your titles!

April 6, 2012 at 6:30 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

average weight was 5.5 pounds!!!! Great Job Freedom Rangers!!!!

(one is in the crock pot right now!)

April 6, 2012 at 6:38 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

Awesome size! When we are prepared for meat birds, we are definitely going to look into those! :-)

And Gibson looks thrilled :-)

April 6, 2012 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger Goat Song said...

I laughed out loud when I saw Gibson's face! He looks so thrilled (not)! ;) Those are some nice lookin' birds in there... I think I just might try a batch of them this summer... :)

April 6, 2012 at 7:06 PM  
Blogger Lara said...


April 6, 2012 at 7:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jenna, how old were the freedom rangers? They sure look nice and big!

April 6, 2012 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger phaedra96 said...

Gibson would love it if you looked in another direction...right now!

April 6, 2012 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Norma from Misty Haven Alpacas said...

Love the look on his face...give the boy some live sheep to herd!

April 6, 2012 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Flartus said...

Looks like you've learned quit a bit about raising meat birds in the past few years. And probably taught a lot of people in the process, too.

April 6, 2012 at 8:22 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Wow that's a lot of meat... Congrats on your "crop"! Gibson really does look annoyed doesn't he - whether it's because he can't "dig in", or just a tad bored with his charges- he's so darned cute.

April 6, 2012 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger Bluebelle Quilts said...

His expression is priceless.

April 6, 2012 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger damnyankee said...

Hot damn Jenna those are some good looking chickens. (Gibson's expression is hilarious.)

April 6, 2012 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Let's see, they were born a week before that makes them a little over 3 months old? They all dressed out just fine! still have 10 or so strutting around the farm! (unless the fox gets them, I think he is back.)

Gibson had to be asked to stay here. He didn't care about them when there were live ones he could chase!

April 6, 2012 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

Aww, poor Gibson! The live ones are MUCH more fun.

April 7, 2012 at 12:44 AM  
Blogger Rane said...

My mom wants to raise chicken again *( she was raising them about 10 years ago)* but at the time something kept getting them. She even put them in cages up on the barn wall at night and the something would grab their feet and pull them ripping them apart through the cage... it was heart wrenching to say the least they were her babies... she wants to raise them again but is afraid the something will come back. Any idea what could have done it? Also the chicken buzzards as she called them would also swoop down and get them.. I have see this before it was swift and fast leaving just a few downy soft feathers behind.
Any ideas about what she can do to protect her chickens if she takes up raising chicken again?

April 7, 2012 at 1:39 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

@Rane - that's what raccoons do. They reach in and grab whatever parts they can and just pull. We've found electric fencing to be very effective at deterring predators. When the birds are still small enough to stay confined, we've circled their enclosure with a single strand of electric tape, placed fairly low, and that seemed to keep the racoons out. For bigger birds, we use electrified netting.

April 7, 2012 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Thanks for giving me & daughter a chuckle with your caption. Congrats on the harvest.

April 7, 2012 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger Ellen Rathbone said...

hee hee hee

April 7, 2012 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Frenchie said...

Hey Jenna,

Which breeder is Gibson from? He's a good looking BC.

April 8, 2012 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Gibson is from Idaho, Red Top Border Collies!

April 9, 2012 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger Frenchie said...

Super, thanks for the info :-)

April 10, 2012 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger Frenchie said...

Super, thanks!

April 10, 2012 at 1:06 PM  

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