Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by ChickenManTN, Nov 19, 2013.

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  1. ChickenManTN

    ChickenManTN Chirping

    Aug 21, 2013
    Greenbrier, TN
    I killed the first two roosters from my flock yesterday and the reactions from people upon hearing this have been amazing! First they snarl and wrinkle their noses, then they say "really?!" if they can't believe that I would eat a real chicken, one that had been alive!!! One lady was actually afraid that I would get sick! Two people tried to buy them before I killed them, to save their lives. All of these people eat chicken!!! Has the whole world gone crazy? They don't seem to realize that chicken comes from chickens, and they don't seem to mind that the stuff they eat was messily mechanically gutted and soaked in a vat of fecal soup with 500 other mechanically gutted carcasses and absorbed 20% of its body weight from that fecal soup.

    They seem appalled that I would eat a chicken that I raised! They would rather some invisible stranger raise them in an invisible place and deliver them in a box, neatly wrapped in buttermilk batter, no questions asked. Has the whole world gone crazy? Are you guys getting this reaction from people as well, or is it only me?
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  2. kelck22

    kelck22 Chirping

    Oct 15, 2013
    mukilteo, wa
    I think anyone that can't kill for their meat should be a vegetarian.
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  3. ChickenManTN

    ChickenManTN Chirping

    Aug 21, 2013
    Greenbrier, TN
    Handling the part that nobody wants to think about does give one a greater respect for what he eats, and a greater respect for the critters that feed us. Nobody snarls when I kill a homegrown tomato, and they all know how much better they are. I think things will change when more people get a taste of real chicken.
  4. People today grows up in such a fast and narrow life, in such a protected invironment, I think if they were taken away and suddenly have to live on a piece of ground where there is absolutely nothing, except something like Noah and the arc, they will all die. People dont really think what they eat, and where it comes from, the naked truth will cripple them all psycological if they have to live around slaughter houses. My kids were 4 years old when I started train them to help hold the calf or chicken steady to cut the neck. And this is the brutal truth, wake up people[​IMG]
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  5. keepmumsane

    keepmumsane Songster

    Nov 5, 2009
    i have not yet physically dispatched an animal to eat, but I have raised them and paid a home kill butcher ..beef, lamb, pork..and stood with him while he kills and processes them.
    They have good lives these animals, are not fed supplements, or transported in over heated,dehydrated, terrifying conditions.. to be frightened and confused.
    I do however remember looking at the first egg we got from our hens and taking a deep breath before I cracked it .. :0
    My children know the meat comes from animals they met, we just dont emphasise which one.
    The only fear I have with the birds I'm raising is getting it wrong and hurting them instead of an instant clean kill.
    I eat meat. best I pony up about it.

    Too many people think meat is grown in black plastic and price stickered, which is why feed lots, pig crates and battery hen farms get away with their appalling treatment of animals.

    oops, had a wee rant in my head.
    mmm real chickens, fed properly, raised with the sunshine in chickens flocks.. got to be good for you !
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  6. SunnySkies

    SunnySkies Songster

    May 13, 2012
    I had more reaction of, "But you can buy chicken for 99 cents a pound at the store."

    Well. I can. I have. But I don't like supporting that type of agriculture and I don't like the care and treatment those animals received.

    So as soon as I could, I raised my own meat and processed it. The chickens were out in the pasture until the very moment of death. They had a great life. They taste way better than a storebought chicken ever could, even one raised "free-range" and sold at a premium price.
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  7. pipemum

    pipemum Songster

    Apr 8, 2013
    I don't think we should all have to kill our own meat to eat, just like I don't think we should all be in the woods, cutting the wood for our house, or in the oil fields drilling so that we can drive our car, picking cotton/shearing sheep to spin and loom our fabric to cut and sew our clothes. That's just silly.

    Anyhow, YES, I have had that reaction from people when I mention that I've killed and eaten my chickens. The particular nose wrinkle, raised eyebrow look. There is a huge disconnect from how our food is raised, slaughtered, and the nice package at the grocery store. It's a big, big problem.
  8. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

    Feb 10, 2008
    Eastern NC
    Same here and they are right you can buy it much cheaper than you can raise it and every time they have a meat recall I can't help but ask them how that store bought meat is working out for them. We have a guy that comes and buys a turkey from us every year for Thanksgiving and he has 4 or 5 turkey houses for a large turkey producer, he raises thousands of turkeys a year I'm sure. I asked him about that the first year he bought from us and he said "I raise them, I don't eat those birds" What does that tell you about store bought.
  9. ChickenJerk

    ChickenJerk Songster

    Jan 6, 2012
    This statement is just as crazy as what the other seriously misinformed people said.
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  10. I have my own thought about that farmer, he feed his turkey's a lot off crap, that is why he does not eat his own meat, i also won't eat my animals if they grow's on bad food(rotten food, rotten meat)
    he prob know that your turkeys are healthy, THEY TASTE SO NICE CAUSE THEY EAT SO NICE
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