Listen People. Chickens die a lot.. on their own.
So No. I don't mind eating chicken. I like it. It tastes good.
But--I won't kill any of my own chickens.
And-- I'm not shocked and shaken when we lose a chicken now and then.
It's part of having chickens.
I might complain about it a LOT though.. I'm working on that.
A few of my "Grown Up" chicken keeper friends have no problem dispatching a neck like they were snap peas. Swift and Vulcan .
Therein lies my 'Chicken Hypocrisy' debate.. Were I to seriously "Keep it Real" barn yard style I would be like this;
Lately I've been looking at the pages of people and first of all... I'm not really sure y'all realize how beautiful your worlds are, but you don't have nosy neighbors who don't believe that you should be eating your own eggs.
So for those of you who are limited zoning
Riddle Me This: do you dispatch your roosters or re-home them?
I've gone back and forth about culling a chick who starts to show signs of being of the unwanted sex. Sorry Guys... although I'm sure some of you had it coming.
(I'm looking at you mean anti-social neighbor whose dog pissed on my shoe )
Children don't like it when you kill things they name. And honestly folks I'm too big of a bleeding heart to look into their big eyes and say, "Sorry baby but we gonna kill him, bless your heart".
Him of course are the male chicks you have irresponsibly let your children name--and then had to rehome-all our roosters of the BBCE microfarm....
Spike (White Crested Blue Polish), Forrest/Jenny (Turken), Kramer (Splash White Showgirl) and last but not least Ralphie as in Christmas Story (Black/Blue Bearded Silkie).
He really does look like what Ralphie would look like.. if he were a chicken. How could I kill something who represents Raphie? I mean come on people.
Got distracted.. sorry
So absolutely no disrespect to those of you Farm Sturdy people who aren't me and have no problem with this. I mean that in the best sense.
How does everyone handle this?
What are some good ways to learn to buck up and do whats right or......WELL, come on they're little kids.. they'll believe pretty much anything.