Annoyed!! What to do??

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by leahcim823, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. leahcim823

    leahcim823 In the Brooder

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    So we are raising meat birds with my father at our house, one of the birds isn't doing well. I know that you have some that die but we have yet to loose any. Well we have a rooster that is suffering, isn't eating and can't lift his head, I have been telling my father and husband that they need to process him before we loose him. But my father ( who has all the stuff to process him) says to just bury him if he dies!!!! Like really they have known he needs to be done for a week almost!!!

    Ugh, just hate seeing the poor thing suffer. Think that's harder then processes them!!

    Sorry had to rant!!! Bugs me!
     

  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Seems an awful waste to just bury a meat bird when you could easily process it a bit early.
     
  3. Elke Beck

    Elke Beck Songster

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    I agree with your father and husband, I would not eat a sick bird. It is one thing if the bird is injured, but when they are sick I just can't bring myself to eat them.
     
  4. leahcim823

    leahcim823 In the Brooder

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    Sorry, he wasn't sick, well he had a broken leg and I think he had heart failure. He died about 10min ago and they are going to processes him very soon.
     

  5. Hummingbird Hollow

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    Remember, you always have the option of processing him (or another bird) yourself. It doesn't take a lot of special equipment to do one bird.
     
  6. leahcim823

    leahcim823 In the Brooder

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    Yeah, we did him this morning. It's wasn't as hard as we thought, we plucked him by hand it was pretty easy. Alls good, he will be resting And going in the deep fryer tomorrow.
     

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