If you buy meat from the store, how the heck do you think it got there

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by dichotomymom, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2008
    Dayton Indiana
    Ugggh. A woman at my youngest son's preschool asked me why I keep chickens and I explained that we keep some for eggs and others for meat. "why would you kill them?" "why don't you just go to payless?" "YOu mean the cute little fuzzy chicks?" yes lady, I mean chicks that you see in the feed store and think are cute and then convienently forget that last night's KFC was in fact a live chicken at one point. If you want to ask me an intelligent question about why I choose to raise my own chickens for meat, that's great. If you want to be convienently self righteous about killing (unless it's prepackaged) go away.
  2. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2009
    i guess they think that violence by proxy is better...

    WHATever. i was telling the story of our 'rooster day' to some neighbors - they laughed when i told them our littlest rooster was DE-licious! but i'm not sure they'll be over for dinner at our house anytime soon
  3. bantyhen'sfriend

    bantyhen'sfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2009
    Southern Wisconsin
    I have a friend like that. She is utterly against my family butchering chickens, hunting, etc. She eats meat, by the way. What she (and others like her) don't seem to understand is that the chicken at Sentry was in fact a live bird like ours at home. Then they electricute them, slit their throats, chop off their heads, and pull out their guts before offering them up to the public as food. [​IMG] Some people just don't get it.
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2009
  4. KLH2010

    KLH2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    I know so many people like this it frightens me. Most people have no idea where their food comes from. They think it's so mean to raise animals for meat in your own backyard. If they only knew how much better these animals have it than those produced commercially...
  5. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  6. HenniePennie

    HenniePennie Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 16, 2007
    Hmmmm......... and what did the people do one hundred years ago? Did they just drop into their local grocery store and have the butcher wrap up a nice looking chicken from the cooler??? We are such a lazy society when it comes to our food.
  7. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

    Jan 20, 2008
    Breastmeat trees and drumstick vines?

    We pick our wings off wing bushes that grow wild around here, but you have to watch out for the thorns . . .
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2009
  8. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia

    How many here remember when you went to the store to buy a chicken and came home with a live one?
  9. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2008
    Dayton Indiana
    :lol:good stuff fowltemptress.......rack of lamb bushes?
  10. Bantam Bodon

    Bantam Bodon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    Osceola Mills PA
    Chicken nuggets come from......the nugget tree, and were never really chicks. At least thats what they would have you believe!

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