tractor. I also noticed his attempts at crowing in the morning. That was a problem. I was ready to take care of him after work, but my wife said that he was fine during the day and that I could wait.
|No comb means she gets to stick around for another week or two.|
I set up the garage like before and moved him from the yard to the garage in a box. Then I let the rest of the birds into the yard. Until now I've only been letting them out for a few hours in the evening. They got to spend the entire day in the yard today. The layers didn't even have a problem with them. The broilers pretty much stayed right around their tractor while the layers meandered around the entire yard.
freezer burn can be a problem. The solution? I found heat shrink bags. (Actually, I didn't even know freezer burn was a problem until I found this site.)
|4 lbs. 8.8 oz. The biggest so far.|
I thought that since I had the water boiling anyway, that I might as well re-bag the birds from last weekend.
The shrink bag worked a lot better on the fresh bird. It turned out great.
|The bag shrunk and squeezed it tight.|
|Here it is from another angle.|
|Two of the frozen birds double bagged and ready to go back in the freezer.|