My daughter has a healthy relationship with our chickens

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by SpringChickens, May 12, 2009.

  1. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    My two-year-old daughter is coming to have a very healthy respect for life and death, as well as farm life. We recently had a rooster day where we processed 9 roosters, so we've been having them for dinner occasionally. Recently, my daughter and I had the following conversation while eating chicken dinner.

    Her: Is that a chicken?

    Me: Yes, it is.

    Her: What kind of chicken was that?

    Me: That was an Australorp rooster.

    Her: Oh... is that a *dead* chicken?

    Me: Yes, it is dead, sweetie.

    Her: Oh... Who killed that chicken?

    Me: Dad and I killed that chicken so we could eat it for dinner.

    Her: Oh... That chicken is delicious!!! Thank you for dinner, chicken!!

    That last part was my favorite... "Thank you for dinner, chicken" I think that's something we should say everytime we eat dinner! [​IMG]
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    OHMYGOSH That was adorable! Good for you for teaching about the chain of life......
     
  3. Dandy Acres

    Dandy Acres Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome, that is the way it should be.
     
  4. Debi214

    Debi214 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I so totally agree - you have done a great job with teaching your daughter.[​IMG]
     
  5. TXmom

    TXmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's great [​IMG] Teach 'em young!

    How's George?
     
  6. rinnith

    rinnith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cutest thing ever!!!
     
  7. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    Yeah, I'm very proud of her. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    TxMom... George is doing great! He's filled out a lot, still friendly as anything. I don't think hormones have struck him yet because he's not crowing yet, but I'm sure that will be soon enough. Here's a pic taken last weekend... struttin' his stuff!

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  8. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    Here's another of George [​IMG]

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    Last edited: May 13, 2009
  9. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    Thanks for sharing your story, sounds like you've got a great DD

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    What a beautiful BR roo, I take it there's a story behind him?
     
  10. TXmom

    TXmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    He looks great, very happy...you made my day! [​IMG]

    I ended up with way too many roosters (7 roosters, 10 hens [​IMG] ), so SpringChicken took a couple for me. George was special to my kids, but we just couldn't keep them all . I wouldn't mind if my other roosters made a nice dinner, but I was hoping for a good home for George.
     

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