1stepcloser

Poultry In Motion
10 Years
Sep 16, 2009
812
8
141
Dover, TN
I bought 10 babies as a straight run and vowed to eat anyone who wasn't a pullet. About 6 out of the 10 are looking very roo-like...and way too cute!
I have purposely not snuggled up on this batch to distance myself. The only thing that has accomplished is the babies run the other way when I come into their pen but even now they are starting to figure out I am the food lady. I find myself standing over the top of their little skiddish, fuzzy butts cooing "Hi babiessssssss.....how are my babiesssss?"

I am a failure as a cold, hard farmer. I have no idea how I am going to eat them now.
 

NonnasBabies

Muddy Acre Farms
10 Years
Sep 20, 2009
12,375
6,562
526
Pride, La.
Don't feel bad!! I don't think I could do it either!! My in laws say they can so if I ever need the deed done I'll just let them do it!!


Missi
 

chicmom

Dances with Chickens
10 Years
Feb 24, 2009
8,696
279
316
Strasburg Ohio
Oh boy. I can understand your feelings! It's why I just buy my chicks from the hatchery, so I know they're pullets.....the problem is, I bought an incubator......with my first hatch due this friday.......my luck, it'll be ALL BOYS! LOL

Then what will I do? LOL Luckily, I've got a farmer friend who has no problem taking the roos for me.....
 

MagsC

Queen Of Clueless
11 Years
Jul 27, 2008
4,616
12
231
Minnesota
I am not much of a success at being cold, business-like,"do what you have to do", either.Sigh.

I get way too attached!
 

TheFarmMama

Songster
10 Years
Nov 4, 2009
284
4
121
Stafford, VA
Maybe they'll all start catching attitudes with you as they mature then you won't have to feel so bad about making them into potpies
 

jettgirl24

Songster
9 Years
Feb 21, 2010
1,026
12
163
Duvall, WA
I feel you on that one... I considered the possibility of eating any roos in my bunch but looking back I realize how ridiculous that idea was. I just don't have it in me. My boyfriend acts like he could do it but I'm not so sure. Of course the one in my bunch that turned out to be a roo is my absolute favorite so we're keeping him even though we're in the city and aren't supposed to have him... Hopefully he's quiet-ish and out neighbors don't hate us
 

trunkman

Songster
10 Years
Dec 26, 2009
1,076
14
163
Rock Hill SC
I thought I couldn't do the deed either, but when my roos were so rough with my favorite hen, so much so that she was often bleeding from her back and at times had scabs the size of my palm, I did the deed... It was sad but so tasty...
 

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