The crowing started this morning

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Young MacDonald, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Young MacDonald

    Young MacDonald Songster

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    I'm not sure I'm posting this in the right section, but hopefully you all can help me.

    This morning, around 5, we were woken by the crowing of one of my Barred Rock "pullets." This was inevitable since it's been a while since I realized they were probably male and in the last week I figured out that we were sold Black Sex Link cockerels as Barred Rock pullets.

    We live in the suburbs and cannot have a rooster crowing so we're going to eat them.

    Any advice on slaughtering and butchering in the suburbs? My husband has done it before, but always in the country where no one cares.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. valentinebaby

    valentinebaby Songster

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    There's a fellow BYC'er who has a page that shows how easily she culled and plucked her bird using wax - do a search for it - if I can find it, I'll post it.
     
  3. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    you can do it anywhere just try not to do it where anyone can see and get upset, or look for live poultry shops or processors and have them do it for you the average is usually $2-$3 a bird.
     
  4. Young MacDonald

    Young MacDonald Songster

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    Thanks for the responses - we did it last night in the garage.
     

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