Just a five more short weeks, they'll be 15 weeks old, and Snakeman will be butchering our first baby muscovies. I know I agreed at this start of all this to just keep my original girls and my 1 drake and let them set every now and then, so he could put some in the freezer. I did. And when they hatched I thought, "Well I will just take on the farm girl attitude, not get attached and let him do this thing when the time comes." Well now I don't want tooooooooooooooooooooo. I know I have to. We don't have the room in the pen/house for a bunch more muscovies and they were raised for meat and I knew it. But it's soooooooooooooo hard!!!! She only hatched 6. One got squished during the hatch, so we have 2 drakes ( a beautiful big barred boy and an all white boy with a black top of his head and blue eyes) and 3 hens. 2 pied and 1 barred. I am such an animal lover. This is my first experience with butchering something I've raised. Even Snakeman says it's hard for him too, but has to be done. He has experience with it all, having helped his grandparents every year do their butchering. But I don't and I'm sad. He knows I'm outta here on B day. I'll go shopping and spend some of his money and come back when the deed is done. That'll show him. That is all. Just wanted to rant a little.