paul has a new video  

 



visit the thread.

see the DVDs.

Colleen Donovan

+ Follow
since Aug 29, 2017
Colleen likes ...
chicken goat
Tzununa, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, Central America
Apples and Likes
Apples
Total received
0
In last 30 days
0
Total given
0
Likes
Total received
7
Received in last 30 days
2
Total given
3
Given in last 30 days
0
Forums and Threads
Scavenger Hunt
(keep public parts private until JForum day)
expand Pioneer Scavenger Hunt
Moderation Tools

Recent posts by Colleen Donovan

"All eating is sacred"

How we kill and butcher our chickens here at Atitlan Organics. Hope you guys find this video helpful!

Best,
Colleen
Atitlan Organics
www.atitlanorganics.com

1 month ago
A bit late to the party, but sharing one of our chicken videos as well! Hope you guys enjoy :)

1 month ago
Hi Deborah,
We use a system of deep-bedding composting chicken houses and it not only provides a lot of the nutrition for our birds, but also great compost for the rest of our place. The truth is though, at least for layer hens, it's hard for them to get enough nutrition from just compost to have much egg output. We supplement with hormone-free feed which provides extra calcium and other minerals needed for egg laying. If you're not worried about eggs this might not be a problem. Here's the design we use, hope it helps!

1 month ago
Sorry for the late response, I hope this is still helpful for future chickens!

My husband and I regularly butcher chickens and we always save the feet and heads to use for stock. It's delicious! We also like to fry up the organs and eat them as an appetizer before the main chicken course. And one of our dogs is a fanatic for the intestines and all the parts we don't want to eat, though our other dog is completely uninterested. Maybe you have a pet who'd like it and if not, I bet there's a way to compost them.

If you're still unsure about the best way to butcher the birds, here's a video we made explaining how we do it:



Best, Colleen
Atitlan Organics
www.atitlanorganics.com
1 month ago
Hi Andrew,
We've been doing meat birds for several years now and have figured out a system that works for us . . .  hope our experience is helpful! Here's a video my husband made explaining how we raise them from the age of 2 weeks (we do things differently up until then).

Best,
Colleen
Atitlan Organics
www.atitlanorganics.com


1 month ago
Shad Qudsi of Atitlan Organics talks with Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm about his newest book, Your Successful Farm Business, and the strategies that have worked for Polyface over the years. Super interesting and full of advice for transitioning your agriculture enterprise to the next level! Enjoy!

Abundant Edge podcast--Joel Salatin!
1 month ago
Three of the first tools I'd recommend investing in for working the land are:

-A hoe/pickax
-Machete or chainsaw
-Hose.

Obviously you'll build up more supplies over time, but these are some of the most versatile and basic tools for developing garden beds, clearing land, and growing. Best of luck!
2 months ago