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chicken Archives · Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois Produce & More
chicken Archives · Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois Produce & More
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Then Helga Crowed…

It was a nice sleepy morning, the outdoor temperature was cool enough to leave the windows open and the AC off. The days have been getting shorter and the mornings sleepier plus the baby sort of slept through the night snuggled in our bed with us. As the sun began to rise the sound "cawwwwwr" made it's way in the bedroom window, it was jarring. I laid there bkinking the sleep from my eyes and instincually checking to see if the noise had roused the sleeping baby. I hear Nathan quitly making his way out the door to investigate the sound, I hear the deck gate open and close. By the second "acawwwwwr" it hit me. This sound that is similar to a small animal dying is our chickens. At first I was wondering if a...

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A recipe plug, cook a whole chicken!

I just joined known for it's Cookbook Printing and recipe database. I added one of my own recipes (specifically mysalt crusted chicken recipe) to their site today and I found this cool little widget that I was able to embed in this post. If you like trying new recipes or want to share some of your favorite recipes you might consider joining, they have lots of cool features! Moist roasted chicken recipe- Salt cocoon locks in flavorI saw a recipe like this one done on television ...

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Mothers day weekend – part 2, snakes, oh my!

Several years back we got my mom these two chicks. They were a mothers day/ birthday gift (her birthday is very close to mothers day) and she was so surprised. Turns out we got her silkies (a specific breed of chicken), a male and female. Years later she has a whole bunch of chickens. Her silkies mated and reproduced, some died, new chickens were introduced, the mated and reproduced. She has quite the flock going. Problem is she has too many roosters. A rooster need to have about 10 hens to himself and multiple roosters in a small space with limited hens means fighting over mates or overly abusing the few mating hens. My mom is facing the "too many roosters" issue right now. She lives in a community called New River...

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Moist roasted chicken recipe- Salt cocoon locks in flavor

I saw this recipe done on television back in November 2008, I tried it and was delightfully surprised with how easy and unique this recipe is! Who knew roasting a whole chicken was this fun, easy and insanely delicious? The added bonus is that you can make several more chicken meals with the remains of your chicken after you try out this recipe. Here is the salt crusted/ salt cocoon recipe: Moist Roasted Chicken Recipe - Salt Cocoon Style Now don't be alarmed with the amount of salt the recipe calls for, trust me it's delicious and not overly salty. The salt just literally forms a cocoon around the chicken, locking in taste and moisture. The abundance of salt doesn't penetrate much more than the salted skin of the chicken and the skin...

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