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Re: Chickens...

  • Subject: Re: Chickens...
  • From: Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 16:25:46 -0500

Yeh...it's a bit disturbing.  I know they have grown up doing this...but to
me they seem so cold.  When I went and bought the brooder hen and her eggs
at the flea market last Saturday ($20.00, cheaper than an incubator) I saw a
bunch of Hispanic and Vietnamese people taping up the legs of chickens and
carrying them off upside down.  I knew they were going home to kill them for
Easter dinner.  Made my stomach kind of churn. My chicken was lucky - she
went to the home of a complete animal freak.  I really could be a vegan -
the only reason I'm NOT is because I'm not a great cook and get too tired
trying to come up with meals that my family will EAT that does not include
meat.  They are all a bunch of carnivores.  I usually end up picking out the
meat in my food.

On 4/17/09, james singer <inlandjim1@q.com> wrote:
> Good article. Thanks. When I was raising 25-30 turkeys at a whack, killing
> and dressing was a big problem until I discovered that some [many?] Asian
> enclaves have back alley mom-and-pop bird processing plants, which do
> excellent work for very little.
> On Apr 17, 2009, at 10:55 AM, Jesse Bell 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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> Inland Jim
> Willamette Valley
> 44.99 N 123.04 W
> Elevation 148'
> 39.9" Precipitation
> Hardiness Zone 8/9
> Heat Zone 5
> Sunset Zone 6
> Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
> Maximum 102 F [39 C]
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