Dual purpose birds for meat

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by kesrchicky16, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    As a kid Mom would tell me she wanted a chicken to cook so I'd go get one and process it to the point it was plucked and gutted. That doesn't mean I ever enjoy the killing part, even if it is a chicken that has caused problems. I don't enjoy it but I wouldn't keep chickens if I wasn't going to eat them. I mostly hatch my own so they would never have lived to start with.

    I don't know if this helps but your chickens have had a great life up until the point they had a bad moment. That's part of your effort on this thread, to make that bad moment as short as you can. Unless you are willing to give up eating meat and such I don't know how you could do it any better.
     
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  2. theuglychick

    theuglychick Crowing

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    Very well said and it does help. I thought I was just being a weenie, lol.

    One reason that I love the deer meat that my hubby brings home is because the deer enjoy life just being deer right up until they are killed. They live and die in the woods.

    The processing part doesn't bother me at all. My dads whole family were trappers and skinners and I grew up playing in a fur shed watching (and enjoying) every part of the skinning and tanning process. Strange, I know. I know the dispatch part will never be easy or fun but I think I can do it.

    Thanks for the encouragement.

     
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  3. Parront

    Parront Crowing

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    Everyone has what they are most comfortable with. One of the members here linked to a great site with the automatic pluckers, man those look great! Here you go: https://www.feathermanequipment.com/
    You can see a lot of great video linked to their site, and how it is set up.
     
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  4. theuglychick

    theuglychick Crowing

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    Oooh! They had me at their mission statement!

     
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  5. Parront

    Parront Crowing

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    I missed that, too busy looking at the pictures to read! A little expensive, but soooo cooool for people who have to kill some birds. I do not like doing it, but I did it enough to get ok with doing it.
     
  6. theuglychick

    theuglychick Crowing

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    Yea, I don't have a lot of moneys. Which plays a part in resorting to killing and eating my own birds like a savage plebeian.

    But at least on that site I get a glimpse how the rich chicken people live!

    Champagne wishes and fancy automatic chicken plucker dreams!


     
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  7. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Enabler

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    Well,, I run across another person that uses the word plebeian. I skip the savage part though. :lau
    Most when they hear it have no IDEA what it means.
    BTW I'm only about 25% thru reading your Feral Chicken Thread. Started yesterday and of course started with first post. I wont cheat and jump to last posting. Its Just Too Intense and FUN.
     
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  8. theuglychick

    theuglychick Crowing

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    It's such a good word!

    Thank you, hope you enjoy our adventure over there. I wont spoils it for you but be warned! We get off topic... like a lot!

    Someone always makes a feeble attempt to bring it back to the original point, but we kind of fail.

     
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  9. Parront

    Parront Crowing

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    Ditto on feral chicken thread, and us plebs can't be choosy on how we do in our hens!
     
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  10. chickendreams24

    chickendreams24 Crowing

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    You could always make a whizzbang plucker or find someone that could build you one. They're much cheaper.

    My DH2B is building us one I'm super excited!
     
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