Do you eat the ones you love?

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Pecky, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. Pecky

    Pecky Out Of The Brooder

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    Considering this is a chicken lovers website, I am curious of how many of you actually eat the chickens you raise.

    Has raising chickens actually made any of you become vegetarians?
     
  2. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] NO, I can't even stand to kill them if they are sick. We eat chicken, just not ours. Eggs don't count. When we eat chicken we call it dinosaur at our house. [​IMG]
     
  3. hwerner

    hwerner Out Of The Brooder

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    We eat them. However, we don't eat the hens. We feel that they do us a wonderful favor by giving us delicious eggs everyday. We breed for roos for meals when they are raised though. I wouldn't even consider eating my hens, when we lose one to age they are buried in what my children call the chicken plot.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    We eat them.
     
  5. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We eat the extra roos. Haven't had a hen get old yet, but I think all of my girls are going to die of old age and be placed in a corner of the garden when it's time.
     
  6. MTtroutwithwings

    MTtroutwithwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Pecky! [​IMG]
    Careful! This is a very touchy subject that a lot of us vegheads have had to tread lightly. I was already there long before joining BYC but it does make you wonder about others! [​IMG]
     
  7. theJH

    theJH Out Of The Brooder

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    We are vegheads here in my house. We eat our eggs but could not emagine killing and eating one of our pets and our chickens are our pets.
     
  8. Pecky

    Pecky Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Haha, yah. I was just curious. xD I couldn't think of killing my babies.
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  9. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We'll be eating all our roos. I'm only keeping 2.
     
  10. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
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    I imagine my Welsummer girls will die of old age but the extra roos, CornishX, ducks and geese are eaten. Other than some buffalo meat and pork ribs I haven't bought meat at the grocery in about 3 months.
     

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