I finally did it From egg to plate !!!! We had 4 chicks hatch in June and I have cared for them and fed them and looked after them since. But we are not allowed Roos so there was an issue as of course sooner or later some of them will doubtless turn into BOYS! I have been dreading this because well the wee chicks were cute and I enjoyed watching them grow as I have before - but this time we had made the choice that if you crow you go!!! Meaning we were not going to look for homes for them but rather put them in the oven! - That is hard to do when you have loved and cared for your poultry! Well the babies have given a great amount of pleasure and I have been more than aware of their growth and the weeks that have been ticking by. Well Friday there was an odd sound from the shed and Saturday there was a definite crow!!!! I had figured we had two roosters out of the chicks and was not at all sure which one was the crower. Then by Sunday I had a good idea and by Sunday afternoon I knew for sure - the grey one!!!!! The barred rock type thing went for me on Monday morning and so I locked him in the shed on his own and told DH to do the deed (while I was out because I am a coward!!!!) I came home to find a headless bird hanging in the garage! So I have plucked it and processed and last night I cooked it!!!!! - I can honestly say with every bite I thought - well you are never gonna bite or attack me again!!!!! - The meat was beautiful !!! And I am so very please with myself that finally from egg to plate - we have achieved a MEAT BIRD!!!!! -lol Only thing is the other rooster is a beautiful big boy and is very very docile and loves his cuddles! - I called him Wesley after our vicar thinking someone might actually give him a home but the folk that said they would changed their minds - darn so I am sadly waiting for the day to come soon when Wesley will have to go too. It is funny though as - I tuck Wesley into bed every night and warn him to be quiet and he is locked in my shed Better not mention this in Bible study - or that I might eat him? -lol The grey one got it - The white one I think is female and also the wee brown one next to her but the wee one at the back is definitely a roo boy! - that is Wesley and now he is a real handsome boy! -Darn!!!!! This is what you get for calling your birds after Church members! The grey one DH called Margaret as he thought it was a girl - I told her Sunday we were going to eat her! -lol Here is a lovely pic of Gwendoline with Edith and Wesley under her wing and Betty the white one hiding! This is Gwendoline with "margaret" - Told DH it was a boy! What is left of him from last nights dinner is now in the fridge waiting on me making some lovely sandwiches for lunch! Though Gwendoline has been aimlessly wandering the yard looking for something? Do you think she know yet???? ooops! Oes - yum !