The funniest things happen in the Henhouse

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by ARose4Heaven, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We butchered half of my Cornish Rock meatbirds today. Made the rest of the flock just a bit too nervous as I found out when I went out to close up the henhouse nextdoor for the night.

    Guess what I found in my henhouse. Roosters! 6 of the little lovely's. My crafty young Leghorns had flown up on the roof, down into the henyard and walked right in with my layin hens. They thought they were the next ones for the chopping block and were gonna pretend to be hens. Silly things, all the hens are colored birds, did they think I wouldn't notice thier bright white plumage among the ladies? The Leghorns aren't scheduled for the block until November. But THEY don't know that. LOL
     
  2. Jmurcks

    Jmurcks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess they thought if they were going to go they were going to do it in style... stop by the henhouse first!

    To blend in with the hens... their master plan foiled!
    Better luck next time roos! [​IMG]
     
  3. NC29mom

    NC29mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It makes me so sad to hear about chickens being culled. I understand people have to eat, but I love my chickens, I have gotten SO attached, they are like family. And, yes, i eat chicken, just not ones I have raised myself.
     
  4. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
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    Quote:see that is where we are completly opposite- I started raising chickens so I would know what I was eating. I could see where you could get attached if you only had one or two. But I was raised on a farm and I know that fresh meat is the best. I about died the first time I had to buy meat from the grocery store- it was so strange and I was completly out of my element. Plus it didn't taste near as good.

    I hope you at least eat organic fresh chickens.
     
  5. Jmurcks

    Jmurcks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just wanted pets myself so that is why I got an ornamental breed to start with.

    I don't really buy much chicken at the store so I thought that a meat breed would be a waste for us...
    Most of the chicken I buy is in "nugget" form [​IMG]

    But to know where your meat came from and how it was raised and processed... that must bring a great peace of mind!
     
  6. blueraspberry

    blueraspberry Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I'm a vegetarian so i find that sort of thing repulsive
     
  7. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For all the complaints people have about leghorns, I swear my one leghorn is the craftiest, most entertaining of all my girls. Her antics never end.
     
  8. LovinMyPeeps

    LovinMyPeeps Sees Wine Dots

    Mar 22, 2009
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    Quote:I find brusselsprouts repulsive, but C'est la vie. The fact is the idea of 1. knowing where your food comes from, what it has eaten and how it has been "treated" if at all is amazing. 2. We have incisors and canines. From a purely genetic standpoint we are designed to be omnivores and this means meat eating. 3. There is a certain honor if you will in knowing that an animal, as part of it's life cycle, has been treated humanely and had a "good" life before being recycled back into the chain. and finally 4. It's absolutely ok to be vegetarian. It is your choice, but not everyone is a vegetarian. It is not necessarily PC to go on the boards stating that talking of harvesting meat chickens is "repulsive". My humble suggestion would be if you don't like it, don't read about it or post. Kind of like our parents taught us, well taught me... if you don't have something nice to say... well you know the rest.
     
  9. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    ....and back to the story:


    [​IMG] That's hilarious that they got in there. I'm wondering if they were hiding or planning one big 'free love party' [​IMG] before their time was up.
     
  10. Me & My Peeps

    Me & My Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You better hope they dont have internet or an iPhone!!!
     

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