I purchased 25 meat chickens the week of Thanksgiving. We are now down to 16! The loss with these birds can be so high. I'm learning more and more that we need to overbuy so we can end up with some in the freezer! We're having a snow storm here today and I'm praying that the rest of the chickens will make it!
We still have the pig. Her new butcher date is set for Feb.3. I really hate the thought of taking her. I had no idea when we bought the pig that I would become so attached to her but she really is like a dog. She comes when you call her and loves to have her belly scratched! I know that I can't keep her. I just don't have the set up for her and the cost of feed is crazy! I don't think I could come out ahead even if I bred her.
How are things around your homestead?