And we continue to prepare for the new year, like our wonderful readers. And today a new topic is on the agenda: how to choose a goose and cook it correctly.
You can buy goose meat in stores or at the market. In the first case, the probability of buying high-quality goose is higher, because the goods in supermarkets undergo all kinds of checks for freshness and compliance with quality standards. This is in theory.
In fact, it is far from being a fact. It is in the store that the risk of acquiring not just expired or frozen products increases, but also those pumped up with various chemicals (to give the stale carcass a presentation and increase weight). Even giant retailers break the rules, not to mention convenience stores.
Therefore, it is better to choose good meat on the market. A farm goose, lovingly raised on a private farm, is almost always healthier and tastier - the conditions for keeping geese at private owners who breed poultry for sale and for themselves are usually better. The owner watches the bird more closely, feeds it well. But this is again the ideal. Unfortunately, there are also unscrupulous sellers.
Therefore, we come to the main thing - how to choose the right goose so that the meat is juicy and soft, and you get real pleasure from eating. And most importantly, they did not poison themselves.
Advice for those who nevertheless decide to buy a goose in the store: whole package, no damage, the meat is fresh and healthy in appearance, and the label must contain complete information about the manufacturer and expiration dates.
When choosing a goose, it is important not to purchase a poor-quality or repeatedly frozen carcass. This problem will not affect you if you know the seller well or borrow from him all the time. In all other cases, keep your ears open, because not a single merchant admits that his bird ran even during the reign of Tsar Pea.
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We will tell you how to choose the right goose on the market and how to distinguish fresh homemade goose meat from expired one.
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Breeding season for young birds has already arrived. And, unfortunately, many owners do not like the "quality" of the purchased young from the incubator. Now chicks are expensive, often get sick and even die. Therefore, it is important to know and understand how to care for chicks so that losses are minimized. This information will be useful to those who will master the incubation processes for the first time or have already forgotten some important nuances.
Egg incubation period is 21 days. It is necessary to care for chickens from the first days of life, paying the maximum amount of attention to the young. When the chicks hatch from the eggs, they cannot be removed from the incubator for another 10-12 hours. This will allow the birds to dry out.
Then the young are transferred to a clean and dry cardboard box. She is placed in a warm and cozy place.
In the first five days of life, the temperature for chickens should be + 29-30˚С. Starting from the 6th day, the temperature is lowered to + 26-28˚С. Then the temperature is reduced by 3 degrees weekly, so that at the end of the month it is + 18˚С
If the chicks are carefully looked after, it is easy to determine whether they are hot or cold by the condition of the chicks. When young animals feel comfortable and warm, they will consume food with appetite and behave actively.
In case of hypothermia, the chickens will gather under the lamp, huddle together and begin to climb on top of each other to keep warm. If the temperature is too high, then the birds will be immobile, they will begin to eat poorly and drink a lot. Chicks can also lie with an open beak.
Many are interested in how to care for chickens and what their diet should be. It is necessary to feed the chicks from the first day after hatching, even though they may feed on the remains of the yolk from the eggs from where they hatched.
Chickens can be fed any quality feed that is suitable for adult birds. But first, the food must be carefully detailed
What else to feed the little chickens? The first 3-4 days after birth, young animals can be given sifted corn flour. Such food is yellow in color, which attracts chicks. For the same reasons, chopped boiled eggs will work for chickens. Cottage cheese and feed additives saturated with nitrogenous substances are also useful for chicks. Also, the diet of chickens must include fresh chopped herbs.
Feed should be placed in easily accessible feeders. After the chicks learn to peck on their own, they need to be fed a couple of times a day, giving food in small portions so that they immediately eat everything to the end.