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It was inevitable...

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Warfrost, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. Warfrost

    Warfrost In the Brooder

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    My Asiatic hen "Blue the Roo" finally took a soup bath tonight. She is the most vicious chicken I have ever layed eyes on(as far as behavior towards other chickens). She and the two black Asiatics I have got kicked to free ranged the other day, and all was going well. Blue gets along with the two blacks, but ONLY them.

    Well, I let my two mutt roos out to free range permanently today, as I don't want them breeding with my Ameraucanas. They are gorgeous, so I'd like to keep at least one of the boys. Well, the big one went over to the 3 Asiatics to say hello, and Blue did a full on frontal attack. Claws, wings, and beak. She grabbed his comb after kicking him, and wouldn't let go(a lot like a pit bull). That was the last straw. She already had nearly killed Sugar, my lil' black cochin mix hen. I barely saved her! So I decided that I would make good on my threats. My hubby found our little camping axe and I took care of the problem.

    The kids were really interested in what a "real chicken" looks like on the inside(lol), so we had a little biology lesson as I plucked and processed. All in all, I feel really good about my decision. The other 2 Asiatics don't bother anyone else, so they are safe for the time being. They are bunking with the mutt brothers, and seem happy. I can rest easy knowing that Blue was treated well in life, and very much enjoyed and appreciated in death. What a great experience for my family as well...they were able to have a tactile experience that will help them have more respect for where food actually comes from, and the effort that goes into processing an animal.

    Thanks to BYC as well, where I was able to do a bit of research and make sure that I could be confident in what I was doing.
     

  2. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Songster

    Jun 29, 2009
    Talk about turning lemons into lemonade! [​IMG]
     
  3. Warfrost

    Warfrost In the Brooder

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    Quote:Or in this case, a vicious chicken into delicious chicken soup!
     

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