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20droger
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Feb 28, 2012 08:18 |  #5161

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Supposedly chickens get tougher the older they are (like anything?). I have chickens starting their third year at the moment. Only about half of the original flock, with more pullets bought every spring, and the occasional hen that is allowed to be broody hatching out another half dozen here and there.

We have some "free range cats" on our front porch. We're pretty sure they are a sister and brother that someone couldn't find homes for. When she went into her first heat and they knew what that meant they just drove out to a dirt road, dumped out the box and hoped they'd be able to figure their way out of it fast enough... :(

I'm calling her "football" at the moment because of the way she is shaped lately. ;)

So, you're saying that if I were to fall into the hands of cannibals, I'd be good for, what, jerky?




  
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Feb 28, 2012 12:39 |  #5162

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You are not wrong there Wuzzi!

My dogs are totally different in personality, and at the moment I have an "installation" in our spare room consisting of a whole lot lof eucalypt branches in water containers giving sustenance to 12 hungry Emperor Gum Moth caterpillars...and even THEY have different personalities. Some are adventurous and go "crawl-about" all the time while others are home-bodies and stay put. Some are docile and will crawl on to a twig when I need to move them, while others get all stroppy!

I'm photographing their life history, and while it might be said that I have removed them from the wild and that may not be a good thing, the rest of the tribe on that tree were wiped out by a new wasp that has appeared in the last year or so. They will be released to the wild when they hatch out of their cocoons next summer.

Yikes... are they becoming endangered because of the wasp? You might end up wanting to keep a few back every year... :(

It is interesting... I always tell people that if you give an animal the room to be itself you will discover a lot more personality. Mr Twisty's changes since adoption are honestly one of the more amazing parts of my pet journey, with the most fascinating being Maria, my (now gone :() pet chicken.


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Feb 28, 2012 12:41 |  #5163

20droger wrote in post #13982333 (external link)
So, you're saying that if I were to fall into the hands of cannibals, I'd be good for, what, jerky?

Um. Maybe?

I guess that if they first roasted, then boiled in a tomato-type preparation (marinara or BBQ sauce) they would be able to tenderize you. :)

(that's what we do when we find some tough beef - we recook it in a ton of BBQ sauce)


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Feb 28, 2012 13:19 |  #5164

wuzzittoya wrote in post #13983898 (external link)
Um. Maybe?

I guess that if they first roasted, then boiled in a tomato-type preparation (marinara or BBQ sauce) they would be able to tenderize you. :)

(that's what we do when we find some tough beef - we recook it in a ton of BBQ sauce)


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Feb 28, 2012 13:24 |  #5165

20droger wrote in post #13982333 (external link)
So, you're saying that if I were to fall into the hands of cannibals, I'd be good for, what, jerky?

I just turned 64, so I wouldn't even make it as jerky. I'd probably be a tough test (no pun intended) for a wood chipper! :p


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Feb 28, 2012 13:33 |  #5166

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I just turned 64, so I wouldn't even make it as jerky. I'd probably be a tough test (no pun intended) for a wood chipper! :p

You reckon you'd need a pretty darn sharp steak knife Richard? I'm not far behind you I can tell you. I think Wuzzi is worried about me because she's worried I will eat her cats!


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Feb 28, 2012 14:19 |  #5167

L.J.G. wrote in post #13984350 (external link)
You reckon you'd need a pretty darn sharp steak knife Richard? I'm not far behind you I can tell you. I think Wuzzi is worried about me because she's worried I will eat her cats!

or my chickens... :(


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Feb 28, 2012 14:24 |  #5168

In the sledge-room at Scott Base, our Antarctic research station was a nicely made sign that read..."Chose your sledging mates with care, you may have to eat them." (I doubled as Project Photographer and Huskie manager for a year back in the early 1970s.)


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Feb 28, 2012 14:26 |  #5169

Ricardo222 wrote in post #13984694 (external link)
In the sledge-room at Scott Base, our Antarctic research station was a nicely made sign that read..."Chose your sledging mates with care, you may have to eat them." (I doubled as Project Photographer and Huskie manager for a year back in the early 1970s.)

Haha, oh dear, I wonder just how much of an element of truth is actually in that statement Ricardo!


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Feb 28, 2012 14:43 |  #5170

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Feb 28, 2012 15:24 |  #5171

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Haha, oh dear, I wonder just how much of an element of truth is actually in that statement Ricardo!

Fortunately I never had to put it to the test, Lloyd. Our Senior Scientist of that year lives here in the Nelson area...we sometimes have a chuckle about a close call we had when caught in a blizzard on a mid winter run with the dogs. (Our rations lasted the distance!)


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Feb 28, 2012 15:29 |  #5172

wuzzittoya wrote in post #13983884 (external link)
Yikes... are they becoming endangered because of the wasp? You might end up wanting to keep a few back every year... :(

It is interesting... I always tell people that if you give an animal the room to be itself you will discover a lot more personality. Mr Twisty's changes since adoption are honestly one of the more amazing parts of my pet journey, with the most fascinating being Maria, my (now gone :() pet chicken.

I'm not sure about their viability in the long term, Wuzzi, but I doubt there will be much concern as the Emperor Moth itself is an Australian import. (We love it all the more for that, or course. We love all our Aussie imports, except the marsupial possum!)

As for me going through the trauma of herding caterpillars every year...I think my dear lady might boot them and me out!


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Feb 28, 2012 15:55 |  #5173

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I just turned 64, so I wouldn't even make it as jerky. I'd probably be a tough test (no pun intended) for a wood chipper! :p

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Feb 28, 2012 15:57 |  #5174

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Now where did I leave my pants again? This age thing doesn't agree with my delicate constitution.

Or your short-term memory.




  
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Feb 28, 2012 16:06 |  #5175

Ricardo222 wrote in post #13985082 (external link)
I'm not sure about their viability in the long term, Wuzzi, but I doubt there will be much concern as the Emperor Moth itself is an Australian import. (We love it all the more for that, or course. We love all our Aussie imports, except the marsupial possum!)

As for me going through the trauma of herding caterpillars every year...I think my dear lady might boot them and me out!

That's a pity. I probably wouldn't let my hubby raise poisonous snakes in the house, but a few harmless caterpillars probably wouldn't bother me.


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