I can't eat chikcen anymore!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Roy Rooster, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All, [​IMG]

    I am a first time chicken owner and have fallen totally and completly in love with my birds.
    So much so that I find it hard to even eat chicken.

    Further more I cannot bring my self to even buy eggs from the store because I know that they come from a chicken farm where the hens
    are treated so badly. I cannot support the treatment of the battery hens and just want to cry
    due to the abuse they suffer for eggs. I breaks my heart to even think about it. I want to take
    action against it but do not know where to start. So for now not putting my money into their
    pockets is a start.

    I am now to the point that the only eggs that I can eat are the ones that my spoiled and pampered chickens
    produce.

    Does any one else have this problem or is something totally wrong with me? [​IMG]
     
  2. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still waiting for someone to tell me that I am normal or at least not crazy. [​IMG]


    Does anyone else has this issue or feel this way?
     
  3. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only eat my own eggs because they taste a million times better. But, nothing crazy about wanting to eat only food that is produced humanely!
     
  4. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, what is so funny is that before I started raising chickens and discovered how smart and loving they
    were I had no problem eating chicken. Now I cannot bring my self to eat chicken at all. Funny how raising
    a few spoiled and pampered hens can really change ones thinking. At least I know that my ladies are treated
    well and they eggs they produced were not from an abused hen.
     
  5. justafewchickens

    justafewchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't eat my hens, but I do my roosters. It makes me happy they had a great 6 months or so of free ranging and getting to be chickens. My hens will die of old age, they pay their rent. Even when they stop producing, they will have a great retirement.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I love chickens. The ones with names I love in the yard or coops. The others I love in a variety of ways as in recipes. [​IMG]
     
  7. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My family doesn't even order eggs when we're out of town...they just don't have any flavor and they cook up like rubber.

    As far as eating chickens...well, we have no problem doing that. I think if you raised meaties for meat and stopped looking at your egg layers as a potential food source, you would lose that phobia about eating chicken meat. I raise meat chickens and it's all we will eat. Our egg layers, well, we don't ever think of them as food and our meaties just aren't as cute as egg layers-you honestly look at those guys as a whole different breed, kinda like just looking at meat with feet [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea, maybe processing my own chicken one day will work. At least I know they had a great life and
    were processed in a humaine way by someone who did it with care and not haste or abuse. For now my
    birds are pets and I will mostly likle.y not eat any from this flock. I have grown way too attached and cannot
    bring my self to cause them any pain.

    I just thought it was strange that one day I woke up and could not make the chicken dinner that I was
    planning on. It just hit me, I cannot eat chicken.

    Thanks for letting me vent.
     
  9. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hear you. We only eat our eggs. If the hens go on egg strike, we go without.

    We raise our own pork, beef and chickens. We name our animals, and our kids get attached to them. What makes us feel better about eating them is that we know they are raised with love. Raised with love, dignity, and respect, slaughtered with a loving, tender hand, eaten with thankfulness in our hearts. True that our animals have end up on our tables, but I honestly believe they have a wonderful life while with us. So, yeah, when Mabel is eaten, we are truly thankful.... and full. [​IMG]

    We refuse to spend money on store bought meat. We know that those animals were treated worse than garbage in their miserable lives.
     
  10. stilldeb

    stilldeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are not farmers by any means, only backyard chicken owners, and all our chickens are Bantys and definitely pets and I have no plans to ever kill/process my own chickens. It's just not something I'm interested in. We only eat our own eggs. We do buy chicken and meat from local organic farmers (most of the chickens come from the Amish) so we know where it comes from. Also buy most of our groceries from the local co-op. Hate buying food in the grocery store and I usually hold up everybody reading the label - and then putting it back, as we won't eat high fructose corn syrup, stuff I can't pronounce, GMOs, and I can't eat wheat/gluten.
     

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