In the Brooder
- Mar 31, 2020
Started with 4...somehow we're up to 19
Here is my porcelain! He is always ready to show off whether anyone is impressed or not is personally irrelevant to himI would love to see a picture
I had the exact same thing with my rabbits.We ordered 11 chicks 9 weeks ago, initially intending them just to be little egg and meat producers. I certainly wasn't planning on making them pets and thought I'd have no problem slaughtering them when the time came. Cut to 10 days later, when the first chick (who we found out is actually the rooster) fell asleep in the palm of my hand, and I just fell in love. Now I can't imagine getting rid of any of them for any reason (unless one of them gets irreversibly mean after they mature).
Funny thing is, we're also looking at getting rabbits, but I have no problem using them for meat; not the buck and doe, of course, but their kits are fair game. The way I see it, by the time the first litter is ready for market, either as pets or as meat, the doe should be almost ready to birth her next litter. Of course rabbits are adorable, but I don't see myself getting as attached by just watching the younglings hop around as I have been watching my chooks grow up.I had the exact same thing with my rabbits.