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Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by California Gurl, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. California Gurl

    California Gurl In the Brooder

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    I have 3 Dark Cornish hens and sometime when I pick them up, I think to myself "man you would be some good tasting chicken." [​IMG] They're so big and plump and I can't help but have some evil thoughts towards them. But I can't do it, I don't have the guts to process them. I have had many people wanting to buy them after picking them up and feeling that they are heavier then they look, I kindly refuse to sell the Girls to them. Am I the only one who think that way?[​IMG] I can process other chickens, but not ones that I raised from chicks.
     

  2. PikeCo

    PikeCo In the Brooder

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    It seems to me that the ones we never intended to process from the start pretty much became pets to us. I think that is fairly normal when you care for them.
     
  3. erinchelsea

    erinchelsea Songster

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    I have some Dark Cornish for layers, and they are such sweeties! I couldn't imagine butchering them either. I had NO trouble whatsoever with butchering our CX. My girls are my babies, I know how you feel!
     
  4. RWD

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    I dont care to kill hens, they have a better purpose than the pot. Roo's on the other hand are not a problem at all to eat.
     
  5. California Gurl

    California Gurl In the Brooder

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    Quote:They are pretty good layers and mothers too. I have had one hatched out eggs in late may and the other two are sitting on eggs right now.
     

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