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To: miss marmelstein

Aracuna bantams!

LOL! THAT is exactly what we raised. Long story, but they were given to us in partial payment for some work I did for a show breeder. They were 1/2 wild, hated their pen, fought, produced too many roosters, produced tiny little eggs (which _are_ tasty)and are quite scrawny when plucked for cooking.

2nd chapter: we decided to add some big White Plymouths (I _think_ that is what they were called) to the flock. We first got rid of all the aracuna roosters. However, the aracuna hens fought with the big white hens, knocked over a heat lamp in the middle of a December snow storm and almost burnt us down. They did burn their coop down. The dogs feasted on BBQ chicken all winter!

Aracunas are pretty birds, but they are a handful.


46 posted on 07/16/2011 11:13:43 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: reformedliberal

First a reformed liberal, now a reformed chicken raiser! So glad I’ve read your posts in case I get another yen for a hen.


47 posted on 07/16/2011 1:49:58 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Casey Anthony is guilty as hell)
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