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Which ones to keep!?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Katy, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    The time has come [​IMG] for some of the chicks I hatched to find new homes. The poultry auction is this friday so I probably will be taking some there. I always hate trying to decide which ones to keep. I know you guys can't make the decision for me....I guess I just wanted to whine a bit about it. I hope the weather cooperates.
     
  2. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    The first ones to eat scratch out of your hand. Thats what i would do.
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    They pretty much all do! Most of the little roos will be going.....I know that for sure. I really should get rid of a few pullets too, but I don't want to.
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I know the feeling ....hubby keeps saying there is no more room in the inn!!!! I don't have any problem finding someone that wants some, just don't want to think of their fate....
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I don't like to think of the frying pan or stew pot either, but I was raised on a farm and know the realities of farm life, whether it's with a chicken or a calf.
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I lived on a farm for years and never once gave a thought of butchering day and such, was a normal day ...must be just being more attached to these hens like their pets and I know not to name most of them.... lol
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Maybe that's why I find it so hard to name any of my chickens....and I never even butcher any of them We have a cow herd and I make a point of naming the one we decide to fatten to butcher something like hamberger, steak or what ever.....kind of morbid I know, but I never forget where they're headed.
     

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