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had my roo "processed" today

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by slystr, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. slystr

    slystr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cock-a-doodle -roo had begun to crow and the neighbors didn't like it( I live in the city) so he had to go. I took him to a farm in Mansfield. It only cost a dollar to have him killed, cleaned & bagged. Roast in peace my sweet roo.
    My DD did really well (she is 8)with the whole ordeal. I did better than I thought, too.
     
  2. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I personally would never eat one of my babies, that's just me though. I eat chicken...I love chicken. It's just a little harder when it YOUR chicken. I really couldn't imagine raising a roo and then eating him. My roo was just killed by a snake and it made me sick to my stomach all day long.

    Many people raise chickens for eggs and food, that's fine. Whatever floats your boat. I do however think that it's great that your child understands (assuming she does) that her food comes from an animal. I am far from vegetarian, I love meat. My kids when I have them will know that the chicken on their plates are the same as the chickens in the yard.

    I feel bad for your roo but at the same time, enjoy your meal. I had roasted rooster in Italy a few years ago and it was probably the best chicken I've ever had.
     
  3. fowlweatherfriends

    fowlweatherfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for roo but good for you! It is a healthy choice-as opposed to hormone-stearoid filled store bought stuff. We haven't processed any of ours yet. I allowed each of the kids one chicken to name and keep as a pet-other than those....

    I have silkies myself for pets and hope to get into showing them if at all possible.

    It is good for children and adults if at all possible to be able to separate the food from the pets.
     
  4. andy

    andy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how much? a dollar!!!..you should of done it ya self ya chicken....its much cheaper..saying that, ive made a bet with my partner, that ill chop the head off one of mine one day,,,{chickens that is } she thinks i wont be able to do it..argghhh!!!..i think she might be right. ,,no ive got to ,im not a mouse,,,.has any one killed one of there own..? what was the experiance like..?i really like the idea of raising my own food,im sure ill appreciate my dinner alot more ...i know i do with my scrammbled egg breakfast..yumyum
     
  5. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    I wouldn't be able to do it myself, I'd rather pay a dollar!
     
  6. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I think a dollar is a deal myself. specially if it was cleaned & bagged. No fuss No mess and it ready for the oven. You can't buy one in the store for a buck.
     
  7. schmoo

    schmoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well southernchick -I just told my DH today if I end up with too many Roos he can take 'em to the the place that does 'em for a dolla.........Then I continued to add.....you and your friends can eat 'em. I ain't cookin nothing I fed and cared for.............he was like WHAT?! I just said, do you see how much time I love them and care for them???!!! I WILL NOT eat them. If it has to go it has to go, but I AM NOT EATING IT. darn boys anywayz
     
  8. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    I find this whole eating chickens you have raised an interesting topic. We are currently raising 20 cornish crosses that will be butchered on Wednesday if the weather cooperates. If not it will be next Wednesday. We are paying $2 a chicken, so $1 sounds great. I could not butcher them myself so we are hiring it done. I am so excited, knowing that I have raised these chickens in the best possible situation, they have been fed properly and have not been given anything harmful. I am so excited knowing that the food I feed my family is healthy and that they are not getting extra stuff they do not need. We have kept them seperate from our "layer chicks" and have not named them and have not played with them and we joke about which one is fettucinie and which one is sweet & sour. We did order 2 roos for our layers in case one of them didn't make it with the intent on butchering one of them if they both made it, and they both have made it. I am not sure what will happen and if it will be hard or not to eat one of them. I will worry about that later. To me it seems worse to eat store bought chicken knowing the conditions they are raised in and the crap they are given to make them grow bigger, than to eat something that I have raised and grown in the best possible conditions. Just my 2 cents worth.
     
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  9. fowlweatherfriends

    fowlweatherfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By the by...
    Is it correct that you FRY rooster meat (fried chicken), and bake a HEN?

    That's what I was told by an old hand at chickens.
     
  10. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    To me it seems more repulsive to eat store bought chicken knowing the conditions they are raised in and the crap they are given to make them grow bigger, than to eat something that I have raised and grown in the best possible conditions. Just my 2 cents worth.

    I agree. I'm not saying it's wrong to raise chickens for food. I'm just saying that I could not eat a chicken I raised. People round my parts believe that store bought meat gives you cancer! I know that commercial chickens are give hormones and such and I don't know if that really causes cancer but it makes since.

    If y'all feel comfortable eating your chickens then more power to you. It natural!​
     

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