First Run of Cornish Cross Meat Birds and Super Excited!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by JessicaThistle, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Rick has passed.

    I now have two roosters, neither of which I feel any attachment to, or that are in any way, shape or form likable.

    I am going to have to find a Dixie rainbow or Jersey Giant rooster now...

    There must be some universal rule the more you like a bird the better the chances it will die.


    In truly human like actions, I found him lying dead on the coop floor with his woman picking his bones clean.........( I stopped her, us guys gotta stick together even in death.)
     
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  2. dpenning

    dpenning Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I'm sorry to hear about Rick. Maybe one of the other guys will have a personality shift with Rick gone?

    Will chickens really canibalize each other if they die? :(
     
  3. Clucksandgiggle

    Clucksandgiggle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to hear about Rick...

    Oh my...manipulative squirrels (who are probably planning a huge coup) and chicken cannibals! What next? I love this thread! Very entertaining!
     
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  4. holm25

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    I am so sorry Ralph!!!!
     
  5. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I hope so, on the other roosters having a personality switch.

    Yes, they will eat another before he/she is even cold. Chickens are nasty little cannibals.
     
  6. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Thanks for the sympathy,

    With Rick gone today I am really missing Brutus, the worlds greatest rooster. More proof the good die young.


    Which also explains why I am still alive.
     
  7. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    It is tough loosing birds...
     
  8. holm25

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    Lol
     
  9. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    It is amazing how attached a person can become to them,

    I have 55 birds total and I would miss any one of them. It is like being king of my own little fiefdom and having loyal subjects to care for.
     
  10. mountain mom

    mountain mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jeez, I am gone a few hours...

    Ralph- I am so sorry to hear about Rick. And yes, we become very attached to these feathered creatures. I wish I had wise words. I do not. I just know it is sad for us when they die.
    I am also sorry to hear you had to go through the rabies series! I don't think it is much better these days.
    Living in Duluth, I bet you DID have to walk uphill both ways to school during an ice age!

    LInda- Your mom sounds hilarious! My grandma took me out fishing once (at this time I was already a seasoned fisherwoman, my dad had me fishing from day one). Nonetheless, it still scared the crap out of me when she yelled, frail lady she was, "get the TUNKER" and proceeded to whack the daylights out of the pike she had caught. My dad always did the "tunking" and gutting. He is a gentleman. He also knew I would probably cry until the fish died on its own out of the water.

    How on earth I can process meat birds is beyond me. And most of my family.
     

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