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Re: Chickens...

I'm so glad he's ok.  I know you were upset.  I still miss your buff tone
deaf rooster and Cool Chicken.

On 4/17/09, Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, I just saw this article on the interwebs:
> http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090417/ap_on_bi_ge/farm_scene_suburban_chickens
> I can confirm this story from my own experience.  I cannot keep up with the
> orders I am getting for farm fresh, organic, free range chicken eggs. I am
> hatching chicks to fill orders for people that want their own eggs and
> organic chickens.  The next thing that will pop up - are places that will
> butcher the animals you raise.  I could never kill my chickens - I get WAY
> too attached to them because I play with them all the time.  BUT - with all
> the inhumane treatment, and chemicals and hormones they put in commercial
> food, I have seriously considered finding somebody who can dress my
> chickens
> for me.  I'd have to grow some that I am not attached to though.  Last
> night
> I came home to find my older rooster injured and hanging upside down in my
> chicken house.  I bawled my eyes out.  My husband gets so exasperated with
> me for getting that attached to my critters, but I just can't help it.
> Today my rooster is standing on his own.  Last night he couldn't walk or
> stand at all.  I thought we were going to have to put him down.  I was a
> mess.
> --
> Jesse R. Bell
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