Well, I did it...today was processing day.

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by MuskokaMaiden, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. MuskokaMaiden

    MuskokaMaiden In the Brooder

    Oct 19, 2014
    Muskoka, On Canada
    This year I decided to hatch my own. Well actually, my hens decided to set so I let them which, of course, led to the inevitable purchase of an incubator. Needless to say, I went hatch-happy & had WAY too many cockerels.

    Fortunately for me (I doubt the roos would agree) I have a friend who volunteered to help. My friend is a self-described Vietnamese red-neck who is an old hand at 'processing' a great array of critters. This worked out particularly well because I was approaching it from the viewpoint of 'it's the circle of life' &, while my eyes are opened to some rather cool cultural differences in the menu department, I find it almost comforting that next to nothing went to waste. Actually zero went to waste as my friend (& saviour) hunts bear so the 'waste' will be bear bait.

    I've gotten off topic here...what I started out intending to share is that I was really quite nervous but now that the deed is done I'm finding that it somehow feels right to have raised my dinner from egg to table...with a little (OK, a lot) of help from my friends ;)

    Now I've just got to figure out how to win back the trust of my flock...I swear I see an accusing look in their wee eyes. :/
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC. "Self described Vietnamese redneck" - I like that! Well done.
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