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Please tell me my daughter isn't the only one who does this!!

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by SpringChickens, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    My daughter was handing out feathers from our rooster yesterday at school. One of the other moms asked her where the feathers came from.

    DD: From George

    Other mom: Who's George?

    DD (Very matter of fact): Our rooster who we ate.

    Other mom (shocked look of horror on her face): .... uh....
    She looks at me in an "is she serious" way, jaw hanging open.

    Me: Yeah, we raise chickens and we need to do something with the extra boys.

    The other mom quickly backs off and scurries away... meanwhile, her teachers (who know we eat our chickens) are CRACKING up in the background. They thought it was one of the funniest things they heard all week!!

    Please tell me that I am not alone in having my child alienate other parents??
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2010
  2. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    I found it absolutely hilarious, BTW - albeit slightly mortifying!
  3. melodylee

    melodylee Songster

    Apr 14, 2009
    To funny! With all the salmonella (sp?) recalls on eggs, one of my sisters co-workers was passing out a list of the recalled eggs and my sister says "I don;t need one I haven't bought eggs in years" her shocked coworker "you don't use eggs?" "I get them from my sister she raises chickens" my sister answers...and what does her co-worker say? "eww I don't use eggs that came from a CHICKEN!" oh the horror... [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    My friends kids all want to know why I eat the baby chicks before they even have a chance at life. Um, because we can?
  5. kjhowe77

    kjhowe77 Chirping

    May 27, 2010
    Broome County, NY
    My daughter, 6, told a lady we were going to torture our extra boys because we didn't need them. The lady gave me a funny look and I had to tell her she meant butcher. She then asked if we were really going to eat them.
  6. turney31

    turney31 Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    Our DGD , Amanda, on the first day of school told the teacher and principal. Our goat won't stop humping the pig and it makes Mommy real mad. We sympathize.

  7. wildeflowers

    wildeflowers I suspect fowl play!

    Jun 29, 2010

    omg, that is too much.

    if I decide to butcher any, I can't wait to see what my daughter comes up with. She already is a riot.

    But people, Seriously?! Where do they think eggs come from? Or the chicken in the store for that matter? People are WAY too far removed from their food sources, if they can't even fathom getting eggs not from a middleman.
  8. kingbee

    kingbee In the Brooder

    Sep 20, 2008
    Wetumpka, Alabama
    Wait till they get in high school and tell the AG teacher,FFA teacher and everyone else...You will have a lot more friends asking for eggs and chickens...It's your kids friends that look at them funny...eeww you do what to quail / chickens with their heads off and feathers too...eeewwww no way!!!
  9. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Crowing

    Feb 15, 2007
    Austin area, Texas
    I'm surprised that in Aggieland a mom had that reaction. Didn't A & M stand for agriculture and mechanical? So very sad....but your daughter sounds like a hoot. My kids like to give eggs to the teachers. Most of them really appreciate them.
  10. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    my 10 year old dear son goes

    muahahahhahahaha I love the taste of fuzzy bunnies in the morning

    Gross's out his big sisters, but then again he was eating another stick of rabbit jerky.. They (daughters) just hate being reminded of where their food came from. Its ok when it is prepped, cooked and packaged sans fluffy tail n ears [​IMG]

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