Silly Husband roosters are for eating!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by nstilwater, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. nstilwater

    nstilwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just walked into the garage with a rooster under my arm and asked my husband for an ax.....he looked up with a totally blank look on his face and asked "What in the world would you need an ax for?" I lifted the rooster up to show him and he responded with "Why are you gonna kill him?" I responded with "So we can eat him for dinner!" why else would i want an ax! after raising chickens for a year and a half and eating all the roosters except for two used for breeding he still is shocked everytime i butcher one! better get used to it with the new reports by the FDA on the arsenic content of factory raised chicken!
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I've been wanting to learn to process chickens....My husband INSISTS I will hate it.......I think I can handle it if I just have everything ready.......Table, hot water for scalding, hose, trash can for the icky stuff......Rubber gloves.......Sharp knives.....I've done alot of research......I think I truly could do it......

    Do you have any tips that help you process?

    Sharon
     
  3. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe he likes the birds? My boyfriend had a turkey that lived a year longer than he was supposed to. I was teasing him that he'd become attached to the tom (and I think it was true!) That bird ended up passing away of natural causes, and not an axe. However, I may get to help do the other one in this week, which will be interesting as it's my first time :\\
     
  4. nstilwater

    nstilwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I do mine the same way we did when i was a kid i never researched it. i was raised on a farm so the whole killing and gutting thing just comes natural to me. it may sound cruel but it is easy cause id rather eat a chicken that lived a VERY happy life (our chickens even have names and get held all the time very spoiled} than a factory raised chicken and once ive made the decisison which one im gonna eat i look at it like food not pet. we also dont pluck ours. i find it very time consuming and annoying i can skin it quicker. besides who need the extra fat.
     
  5. nstilwater

    nstilwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:hes not attached to the birds. he was raised on a farm also. i think hes just shocked that i am so non emotional about it. food is food and thats what we have the chickens for. if your unlucky enough to be a rooster hatched around here you live a short yet happy life. He just cant beleive i can do it all. I also shock and amaze him when hunting season comes around
     

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