BSW Tom gets a pardon!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by ColbyNTX, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had picked out one of my Betlsville Small White toms for Thanksgiving this year. I had him in a pen by himself this weekend to keep off feed a few hours before slaughter. I went out to get him to butcher and my 4 year old boy met me at the pen. He asked what I was doing with the bird and I told him. He told me that we couldn't kill this bird because he was just way too hansome! He also said he would really freak out if I did it. I tried to talk him into it but he really didn't want to kill this bird. So we went throug the barn and he picked out an Auburn to have for Thanksgiving insted. He went back to the BSW to tell him that we were not going to kill him. It's funny, I got the whites because of their lack of color and plain look but he likes them the best?????
     
  2. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that equates to little kids being more interested in the wrapping paper than the present at Christmas. Chalk it up to cute kid stuff and take care of that Tom for goodness sake. Haha
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    That's really nice of you, DAD! What a guy!
     
  4. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

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  5. CrazyCatNChickenLady

    CrazyCatNChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow... Thats not very nice. Thats something a kid will remember forever. Remember when dad killed my _____. [​IMG] My dad STILL complains about his cow as a kid.. [​IMG] and he's a 50 year old man!


    ColbyNTX I think it's awesome you kept the turkey alive for him!
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2011
  6. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lucky tom! That really is awesome...

    I am in my late 40's and still remember when my parents killed my favorite two chickens. Somehow they ended up with two RIRs in a flock of Leghorns. I think they were my favorites because they were the two that I could tell apart from the rest. It took me years to eat chicken again.
     
  7. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Quote:Wow... Thats not very nice. Thats something a kid will remember forever. Remember when dad killed my _____. [​IMG] My dad STILL complains about his cow as a kid.. [​IMG] and he's a 50 year old man!


    ColbyNTX I think it's awesome you kept the turkey alive for him!

    50's not that old! [​IMG] I'm 40 and have my 3 kids strung out from 4 this month to one in high school! Yea, we had plenty of other turkeys to choose from so I let him pick one that I wasn't going to keep as a breeder. No since in causing extra trauma. He was totally fine with an Auburn?????
     

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