SLW roo's time has come

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by homesteadinmama, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. homesteadinmama

    homesteadinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bobby was our adopted rooster for our 12 gals. He is 23 weeks, and in the past couple days started going after the kids and even my husband. Can't have that, so I went to the coop tonight and put him in a dog kennel. This will be our first chicken processing, I did a baby turkey last week. I have a question: should I give him just water until its time? I plan on doing it in the morning after breakfast. He is a big boy, so hoping that we get a good meal from him. Thanks.
     
  2. Moonkit

    Moonkit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    People seem to suggest both ways.. if you give him food, you'll be able to find the crop easier. But it also means that there will be waste in his digestive system, would could potentially contaminate the meat if something goes wrong.
     
  3. homesteadinmama

    homesteadinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The deed is done. He went without a fight, kinda like he knew it was coming. Lesson learned: what you think is a sharp knife, is probably not sharp enough. Next time I will get the scalpel.
     
  4. Jschaaff

    Jschaaff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I could not have said it better myself. Did 20 meat birds on saturday...and not a single knife was sharp enough!
     
  5. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sharpen my knives before the deed and many times during processing. Always seems like blood and meat make them go dull real quick. Good for you to protect your family!
     
  6. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    I just got two SLW chicks there sweet.
     

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