Butchered my first bird tonight for agression

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Cloverleaf Farm, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    Ok, so actually, DH dropped the ax, but I held her. It wasn't as bad as I thought it'd be, but afterwards, I did tell DH "I can't believe I just let you kill a chicken that I raised from a chick!"

    I was just going to get rid of her in a couple of weeks at the Oregon swap, but after she viciously went after another chicken (twice her size, btw) tonight, I had had enough, and did not feel that I could in good conscience, send her off to another home to terrorize someone else's chickens.

    It wasn't fun, but now I know we can do it, so when Spring rolls around, we will be doing all the extra roos that we hatch out ourselves, rather than paying someone else to do it!! [​IMG]
  2. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    ive had to do it, it sucks, but it has to be done i guess
  3. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Crowing

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    I can't do it......... I am a whimp! My FIL is going to do it.
  4. Uppity Peon

    Uppity Peon Songster

    My DW promised to do the honors if/when the time comes but if history is any indication it will end up being another of my responsibilities. [​IMG]

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