There's alot of free meat out there

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by bigz1983, Jul 13, 2019.

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  1. bigz1983

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    I see ads for free unwanted roosters and old laying hens on Facebook and Craigslist.
    I could live off that meat!
    I got a great idea for a ad!
    What do you think? old laying hens .jpg
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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    I like it.
    A lot of people may hate you but that's their tender thin skin's problem.

    I really believe people should consider that in the US alone, 9 billion chickens are slaughtered each year. That's nearly 25 million per day. Over 50 billion annually worldwide. That's 137 million a day. At least 98% of them are confined from hatch to slaughter.
    That number doesn't include the over 300 million male chicks ground up alive for animal feed because in the egg industry, males don't lay eggs.
    Pet people likely block out this information but those with dogs and cats contribute to those numbers when they buy dog and cat food containing chicken. If the food is salmon, lamb, beef, elk, etc. based, animals still die to feed pets.

    At least the birds the OP wants to take off the hands of those who can't keep them have lived a much better life up to the point they were no longer needed.
     
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  3. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    Ok... I hate to be "that one", but I kinda find this insensitive, and not valuing life at all... I know it's "just a chicken" , and I don't mind people eating them, but joking about their death just seems pretty sad to me...
     
  4. bigz1983

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    Oh there's definitely a lot people that hate me on this website!
     
  5. bigz1983

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    Well this is a meat bird section...
    Just saying...
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

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    I edited my previous post that you may want to read.
     
  7. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    I agree with you! I just don't think life and death should be made a joke... It is a pretty big sacrifice that animals pay to feed us, and I believe they should be treated with a due amount of respect...
     
  8. Texas Kiki

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    I like your ad too.
     
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  9. LilyD

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    I've posted ads before because I RAW feed my personal dogs and my foster dog and we go through a lot of meat. I will post several times a year looking for unwanted roosters, old laying hens and any other meat items that people either don't want to eat or if they have been in the freezer too long and are going to be thrown out. I will tell them explicitly that these animals will go for food but will be processed here with love and respect before they go and are going to a good cause too. If they want their birds to go to a "pet" home then they shouldn't message me saying they have a rooster they need me to pick up.
     
  10. archeryrob

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    These people are in denial. They want chickens, but straight runs come with roosters. You buy ten chcikens and you get 5 azzhats that don't lay eggs, crow all the time and what to fight or over breed and rip the feathers out of the hens.

    Yes ma'am, I got a nice home for your roo. :lol:
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