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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Big Red Hen, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Big Red Hen

    Big Red Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is culling?
     
  2. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

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    Its my understanding that in the case of chickens, "culling" means to remove from the flock, for a variety of reasons. Doesn't necessarily mean they're destroyed or eaten - it could mean that they are placed in another home.

    Am I right?
     
  3. popcornpuppy

    popcornpuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's how I understand it. So I would say yes, you are right.
     
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    In the strictest sense it simply means removing from the flock or the gene pool if you're breeding.

    Maybe you can find someone else to take the birds. For most folks though it usually means killing the bird which is then usually eaten.

    .....Alan.
     

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