On that note, tonight is a first for me - first egg to table. First bird that I've hatched that I have cooked. (One of the Aloha Naked Necks - culled at 14 weeks.) He never had a name, and this was always in the cards for the boys in this hatch.
He had a happy life, much better than what he would have had if he were a "grocery store" chicken. And he had just one "bad day" handled with respect by me personally. He was delicious.
- Ant Farm
Looks delicious!!! Glad he had a good life, and made a better dinner!
Yes, we're out of our drought for the time being here, and he had lots and lots of grass and clover and bugs to eat, and friends to roost with, and by the end, he even had a few pullets to start chasing (though they learned to perch in a tree above him). He got to live a chicken's life. A good life.
I'll never buy chicken in the grocery store again, ever. And I actually eat less meat now (and waste less), as it is a much more solemn thing for me. (Actually, that now goes for beef and pork as well, too - I don't raise them, but I meet the farmers/ranchers and get it directly from them.)
And on that note, before I get any more philosophical, I'm heading to bed.
- Ant Farm