They Don't Want to Be Eaten!

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by jnntefend, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. jnntefend

    jnntefend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I am introducing my six year old to the chicks, and explaining that some will be for laying eggs and some will be for meat.

    "So, are you going to be OK with eating these chickens when they grow up?" (just testing the waters here)
    "Ummmm... I don't think so..."
    "OK. Why not?"
    "Well, I don't think they want to be eaten." (he looks at me like I am stupid)

    Blink blink....

    OK, this is going to take some time, I can tell



    *Added Later* I said this a little further down, when the idea hit me, but does anyone else have a cute story about their kids interacting with their chickens or with the food chain? I think it would make a fun thread.
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2013
  2. ellie32526

    ellie32526 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL, how cute! He does have a point, but...
     
  3. I agree with ure 6 year old! Your 6 year old is really smart. THEY DONT WANT TO BE EATEN! Sorry to say it but he is kinda right [​IMG]
     
  4. I am sure I am not helping the issue but YOUR 6 YEAR OLD IS RIGHT!
    GO VEGAN!
     
  5. jnntefend

    jnntefend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL. thanks. But then, what the heck would we do with these useless Cornish Rocks?
     
  6. jnntefend

    jnntefend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Darn it all to... am I allowed to say heck?
     
  7. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    If I did that, I wouldn't be able to afford to keep any chickens or other livestock. Extending the rules necessary to exist in our society to your animals is a little like communism. You know, from each acccording to his ability and to each according to his need. Both ideas sound great. They just don't work. In nature, some critters (most actually) end up as somebody's dinner. At my place it is the same. I feed and care for my chickens and livestock, and, of necessity, some of them end up on my dinner table. That pays for the feed and housing for the rest of them. What would you suggest the OP do with her meat chickens? Make compost out of them? That might help her to raise more and bigger vegetables, but it wouldn't help either her budget or the chickens at all.
     
  8. Daddas1Punkin

    Daddas1Punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwwwww, I would say sell them. Before it's too late!
     
  9. swift4me

    swift4me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are a vegan, that's one thing. If you and your family eat meat, you should definitely go through the whole process with him including cleaning, preparing and eating. He'll be way ahead for it when he runs into other kids who don't know where their food comes from. I'm positive that if a child learns things like that at a young age, then other life decisions are easier to make. If you raise another kid who is ignorant of the source of his animal nourishment, then you'll be like so many others.

    Good luck.

    Pete
     
  10. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    Too late for what? I'm curious.
     

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