Wondering what to do with old chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BlazeJester, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is very cute and I personally Love the idea. [​IMG] The visitation rights made me chuckle. Much better than the freezer.
     
  3. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Sounds like a great retirement home!!!
     
  4. RedheadErin

    RedheadErin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got my new birds from a shelter that has an excess of roosters. The lady there gets the spent hens from an egg farm to keep the flock balanced and they boys entertained, without worry about unwanted new chickies. See if there is a shelter near you. Check on Petfinder.com.
     
  5. zrossk

    zrossk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is so nice that people would take them in instead of eating them.
     
  6. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know, personally I think it's nicer to eat them at the end of a productive life and think of it as one less abused factory-farm chicken out there because you didn't buy a storebought chicken product for your meal. But then again, my birds aren't pets.
     
  7. zrossk

    zrossk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when i am grown up and retired i might start a chicken sancuary lol
     
  8. hemet dennis

    hemet dennis Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know why you would give away food that you payed for ? When they are done laying it's the pot for them.
     
  9. zrossk

    zrossk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    let the chickens live out their life peacefully. if i had them they would be 100% pets lol.
     
  10. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Mine live out their lives peacefully - for about 2 years, and then we butcher them. Ours is a real, working farm and our chickens are not pets. That having been said, if a person can't butcher their spent hens, this sounds like a neat idea. I wonder what happens to them when they're done tilling the fields or they get too many chickens?
     

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