Today Is My Day ***Runs And Hide*** LOL

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by BirdBoy88, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Well today is my day to learn how to Kill and Pluck a chicken [​IMG]

    i mean the plucking i know how to do.. you just dip the dead bird in hot water count to 3 then tak'em out an have on rubber gloves to pull feathers off and the feathers come off fast an easy..

    but the killing don't no.. i mean i'm not a killer i'm a spoiler. [​IMG]

    but my uncle has been on my back for months about this day and i guess i better learn [​IMG]

    i get off work early today and he's like ( don't even go home.. come straight here from work ) lol

    he has 10 meat birds and wants me to kill and pluck 5 of them
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Mentally prepare yourself. The first one is hard and the 5th one won't be easier. Steal yourself for the task at hand and do it. Pay your respects for the life being given for the food on the table. You will suddenly gain a whole new outlook and won't waste one bite of food on your plate from now on.
  3. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Quote:Thanks MissPrissy [​IMG]

    yea it's gonna be hard but i know it's for a good thing.. i guess i just got to close to the meat chickens cuz when they were chicks i always had them up in my arms yelling MY BABIES AWW MY BABIES..[​IMG]

    but doing this is for a good thing it's putting food on the table

    gonna be a long day! [​IMG]
  4. A Carolina Chick

    A Carolina Chick Songster

    Apr 16, 2008
    Good Luck! Sometimes life lessons suck. I hope it will be easier than you think. [​IMG]
  5. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    I agree with Miss Prissy - You need to steel yourself for the task at hand.

    It's not like it gets better over time, but it does get easier from the standpoint that you get faster at it.

    And that helps some.
  6. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Yea i know.. i hope this kinda thing i get use to and use to fast so i can get over this guilt

    only animals i ever killed were fish we catch

    it'll be fine though [​IMG]
  7. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Songster

    Apr 12, 2007
    Good luck!!! Just let them peck you a few times and that will make it The first time is always the hardest. Stay on task and dont hesitate. You will be fine!!! Jenn
  8. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Quote:Lol that is a good idea

    Thanks Jenn [​IMG]
  9. Sonia

    Sonia Songster

    Apr 19, 2008
    SE Oklahoma
    What I do when I have to butcher a rabbit (not a chicken I know but still a cute cuddly) I remember what a good life we gave it and I DO take a moment or two to cuddle it and make sure it is calm and happy. (makes me feel better too)Then do it quick. I'll admit that I usually have tears in my eyes as I do the deed.....but you know what? They wouldn't at a butchering plant. Feel good because you care enough to make it hard! You are a good person or it wouldn't bother you in the least! Take comfort in the fact that you care....and they know it.

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