Stella actually got in the way and mugged while I took pictures of the chicks, until she got her picture taken. I guess she was going for that hill-billy, old timey grass stem in the mouth look, and wanted it noted for posterity.
You may, or may not recall the Speckled Sussex chickens that took the long ride to the butchers, and came home dressed out and frozen. But here’s some home canned stock made with one of the more decent sized birds… probably one of the roosters. It’s got to be some of the best stock we’ve made or tasted. While the birds aren’t exactly broilers, they sure make some good soup!