Call me whatever you want, just don't call me late for dinner?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by BigMama, May 16, 2007.

  1. BigMama

    BigMama Out Of The Brooder

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    I just have a quick story to share with everyone. April 10th I got my chicks, and lame brain me, I forget to find out what I have. When I ordered, I didn't know what I was doing so I told the guy that I wanted 20 for meat and 20 for eggs. So I emailed the hatchery to see if they could look back and let me know, and guess what, no help! I guess they figure once they're out the door its not their problem anymore.[​IMG]

    So I'm pretty much guessing that I have white cornish rock (21 with white feathers and huge orange feet, 4 toed) and Americaunas? (one chipmunk looking chick, lots of brown and black, looks like its wearing eye liner with orange feet, 4 toed and the other 20 have brownish/red and white feathers, orange feet, 4 toed.

    Now all my nonchicken raising friends think that I'm crazy and one even asked me how do you keep their names straight. I couldn't help myself, I just smiled and pointed at one of my cornish rocks and said that one's dinner, that one's supper, that one's fried, etc....[​IMG] I wish you could have seen the look on her face! I told her, "So you see, it doesn't really matter if I mix the names up they are all going to end up in the same place anyway!"

    I guess this is just my way of distancing myself emotionally from them, so when it comes time to butcher it doesn't hurt so much. [​IMG] My kids are really good about it to, when we're holding the chicks my daughter will comment about how we're going to eat fatty first because she's huge!
     
  2. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    That is so funny, cause my aunt did the sme thing!! she named all her cornish birds names like-Fork, spoon, plate ect.....it was quite funny!!the sad thing was, she could actually tell them apart![​IMG]
     
  3. BigMama

    BigMama Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm hoping with time that I will be able to tell mine apart. The only one we know by sight so far is our chipmunk looking one that the kids have named Bravery.[​IMG]
     
  4. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    Yah, my kids named their meat birds drumstick, soup, fettuccini, wishbone, cluck and a few others that I can't recall at the moment for the same reasons. At butchering time it was a lot easier, although my son did say he liked those "big whit birds" a lot.
     
  5. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I named all of ours Elvis. They all looked somewhat alike, they were all guys, they were all white and it reminded me of the Elvis impersonators at a convention, all dressed in that white Vegas outfit of his. As a flock, I referred to them as the Elvi.

    I love the food names, though.
     
  6. Weewanona

    Weewanona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Elvi

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