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re: part of raising our own poultry...
Old 08-05-2020, 07:21 AM
 
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Good morning to all-

We hatched a good batch of chickens this spring, and they did very well. The pullets are now part of the flock, and some of them are actually starting to lay- their first year! That's unusual and excellent.
But half of every hatch of chicks will be roosters, and there's no need for a whole bunch of roosters causing trouble in the chickenyard. so the young roosters must go.
Yesterday we killed and dressed the roosters. Not pleasant, but it's part of the game. And these young roosters were fat and easy to pick- it can be quite the chore picking chickens, by the way.
So now, we have several meals in the freezer.
The worst part of raising your own poultry? when you cook and eat a home-raised chicken it will make you regret every store-bought chicken you've ever cooked and consumed. These real-life birds are just far superior to purchased factory-farm chickens.
So, that's what I did yesterday.
Life gets smaller in these times of covid distancing.

good day to all- Ed


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Sounds good
Old 08-05-2020, 07:34 AM
 
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I enjoy reading your posts. You live a life many would envy.
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Old 08-05-2020, 11:18 AM
 
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I have a rooster that we do not need. I knew we should eat him but I don't like the butchering part although I grew up on a farm. he pecked me yesterday that may make it easier...
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Home chickens
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I couldn't bear to kill the roosters but I'd be happy to eat one. Sounds delicious!
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Good morning to all-

Well, I will admit, it is a messy, not pleasant chore, but it can be made more bearable.

I have found in the past that if I named the roosters after people I really didn't like- principals I suffered under, department heads who didn't know much,superintendents who tried to force me into deception and downright thievery and such- it went better.
These days, I name the roosters after other sorts of people. I found it was much easier to drop the ax on "Donald J" and "Mitch M" and others such as that. In fact, when I thought about it and called them by name, it was really much, much easier.

Just sayin'

good day to all- Ed


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Ed, that is certainly a very creative solution to take care of an unpleasant but necessary chore!
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Oh Ed! Thanks for the laugh at how to make a gruesome task easier!
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We buy our chicken from a local farm. It is delicious! Some chicken plants are sending chicken to China for processing, then it comes back to US. Yuck! You are lucky to have your own chickens.
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Old 08-07-2020, 11:44 AM
 
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Actually Donald suits this rooster quite well...
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My nearest neighbor has a rooster.
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It is kind of annoying, but he sounds like he might taste good.


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