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What does cull mean?

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I am new to raising bardyard chickens and i keep seeing this word while reading some posts.  i even looked it up in the dictionary!

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To remove from the flock....usually either by butchering, selling or if it's an injured or sick bird by killing it.

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Yep, it simply means removing from the flock. It does not necessarily mean killing it.

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Don't get all your exercise leaping to conclusions!

Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you.
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post #4 of 7

Technically.. and the way its used in many other animal hobbies, it means to kill the animal. On here.. people use 'cull' just to mean getting rid of the animal in one fashion or another, selling it, giving it away, killing it, ect. It really threw me for a loop when I first saw it used this way lol

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Well now you learn something new everyday on here because I thought cull means to kill.   So I guess everyone that said they needed to cull did not mean they were killing them.  Boy I feel so much better.   bow

I'm glad you ask that question.   thumbsup

Sorry needed to correct spelling.


Edited by ginbart - 4/3/11 at 1:31pm
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Thank you to all that replied....that makes it so much clearer to me!!

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To remove form the breeding pool-

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