Harvesting my birds tomorrow by myself. First. Time. Ever.

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by LaylaFlora, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. LaylaFlora

    LaylaFlora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've done my research. Have emotionally prepared myself. Now I'm going for it!

    3 roos. Have been around for too long. Should have been butchered around July. Been begging my husband to do it but he works 2 jobs and doesn't have the time anymore.

    My 6 year old is at Grandma's for the weekend and my 16 year old is spending the night at my sister in laws. I WILL BE ALL ALONE! EEEEEEEEEEEEKKKK!!!

    Any tips???
     
  2. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I perfer to be alone with my birds on butcher day. Kinda a private thing for me because I'm the one who brought them into this world, gave them a good life then takes them out of this world.
    I'm always a little sad afterward but also feel a sense of relief because I don't have to feed and endure any more marauding roosters until the next batch grows up.
    Only tip I got is you birds are kinda old so cook them low & slow.
     
  3. LaylaFlora

    LaylaFlora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the wisdom. It went as well as it could have but I WILL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN...[​IMG]

    Very sad and way too much work.
     
  4. tadaen sylverma

    tadaen sylverma Out Of The Brooder

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    gets faster and easier as i understand it. im still working on the courage to take out a non productive layer.
     
  5. rainbowrooster

    rainbowrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its great if you can find someone that wants to eat rooster and old hens. I sell those birds and then buy processed chickens. No mess and far less time for me.
     
  6. LaylaFlora

    LaylaFlora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would be fantastic!
     

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